Army’s New Laser Weapon Can Shoot Down Mortars And Drones

The High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator successfully engaged more than 90 mortar rounds and several unmanned aerial vehicles in flight during testing between Nov. 18 and Dec. 10 at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The HEL MD program is managed by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command’s Technical Center.
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