Laser weapons


Light amplification by stimulation of electromagnetic radiation. My first exposure to lasers, no play on words, was the laser pointer for the classroom.

Consumer laser tools have replaced contractor’s levels and chalk lines and lasers soon found use in the military, pinpointing the delivery of missiles, bombs, and personnel weapon rounds. Advances in miniaturization will allow lasers with destructive power to be used as weapons. Mounted to a tank, they will eliminate ammunition and onboard generators will theoretically provide an unlimited number of shots. As a defensive weapon, they cou...

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