The US military plans to test a 300 kilowatt laser cannon. It will be the most powerful weapon of this type. Rather than shooting down small drones, it could be used to precisely engage and destroy nearby missiles, planes and helicopters.
A canon (GA-EMS) and Boeing. The artist’s view of the whole is less impressive than the weaponry, since it is a large container placed on a tank truck or . Obviously, for the moment the manufacturer does not provide many technical details on the machine, but we know that it is not at all the same system as on the existing models.mounted on a heavy truck and capable of shooting down a missile, plane or , here is that intends to test theUS Army next year. A weapon capable of delivering a laser of 300 kilowatts, that is to say, at least three times more powerful than what exists today. This most powerful laser weapon system ever to exist is being mutually designed by
New technology for more destructive power
Thus, on the other laser guns, several so-called fiber (optical) laser emitters are assembled, the rays of which are concentrated into a single one. The only concern is that this type of laser heats up a lot, which limits its power to a range of 30 to 100 kilowatts at best. The weapon is then barely sufficient to kill small, or mortar ammunition. It is besides this type of laser weapon, baptized , which had been embarked on a landing barge transport from theUS Navy from 2014.
For this new laser gun, GA-EMS combines large plates ofmounted in series. The first projects its beam into the second, it is amplified by the second and so on. The system heats less and delivers more finally. For the military, this remains defensive and should be used to neutralize incoming threats that are very fast or evolve at very low altitude.