American defense firm Raytheon unveiled its anti-aircraft laser, of all places, at an airshow in England. Called the Laser Close-In Weapon System, Raytheon said the 50 kilowatt beam it produces can be used against aircraft, mortars, rockets, and small surface ships, and has already been tested against unmanned aerial vehicles.
Hello future! I wonder if George Lucas has a copyright on the idea of shooting things with lasers, he apparently has one on the word “droid”.
via Fast Company.