Dragonfire research leads to laser melting mortar in seconds!

Early testing of laser capability at DSTL is already melting mortars. This research will feed into the Dragonfire programme – creating a laser capable of becoming an alternative to missiles – used for downing drones and cutting through the hulls of aircraft and armoured vehicles. The technology is not yet ready to deploy, with another 5 to 10 years of research on the cards – and it won’t be a thing of sleek, space age beauty, looking more like a fridge on a truck than a thing of science fiction! But while it might not look the part, its capability will be incredible.

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2 responses to “Dragonfire research leads to laser melting mortar in seconds!

    • Not for much longer my friend. Apparently there was a laser weapon deployed with the taskforce to retake the Falklands but it was intended to blind pilots on attack runs. It was being tested when the conflict broke out but there wasn’t enough confidence in it to actually use it.

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