By Kris Osborn,
The Army has upgraded the power of its emerging Stryker-mounted laser weapon to 5kW and confirmed the new weapon’s ability to incinerate numerous enemy drones and launch offensive attacks during ongoing testing at Fort Sill, Okla., service officials said.
No bullets were fired, and no sounds were made as the experimental laser, called Mobile High-Energy Laser (MEHEL), destroyed drone targets during recent testing, according to an Army report.
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