The Army Is Building a New High Powered Laser

The Army wants to develop a new kind of laser weapon that would cut through armor, blind computer sensors, and disrupt electronics. The Army asked for help developing the weapon on the Pentagon’s Small Business Investment Research website, a place where the Pentagon posts contracts for small businesses to bid on. It's calling the high energy laser a tactical ultrashort pulsed laser and though it’s years away from being deployed, the idea is rooted in existing science. The Pentagon has been developing high energy laser weapons for years now. The Navy has deployed a laser weapon on the USS Ponce, a transport ship

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