A German defense contractor called Rheinmetall Defense Electronics unveiled their latest weapon, a 4-barrel laser that resembles a gatling gun.
The weapon has been called a silent killer and is able to “shoot down drones at 500 meters, detonate ammunition, explode artillery shells, blind the sensors of another ship, and burn holes in smaller ships.”
In tests, their 30 kilowatt laser blew up an 82-millimeter mortar in midair at 1,000 meters.
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During this week’s defense and security expo in London German defense contractor Rheinmetall Defense Electronics unveiled a new sea-based anti-drone laser system.
The system, unveiled at the Defense and Security Equipment Industry Expo in London, features four high energy lasers mounted on turret, making it look like some kind of laser Gatling gun, Popular Mechanics reported.
The four 20 kilowatt lasers fire simultaneously, in a technique known as superimposition which combines them into a single powerful 80 kilowatt beam.
According to the company, using superimposition there’s not limit to the amount of energy that can be focused on a target — just add more lasers.