Germans Make/Test Working Laser Weapon

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http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/01/14/germans-build-successfully-test-laser-weapon/?intcmp=features
A German company used a futuristic laser weapon to cut through a half-inch thick steel girder from 2/3 of a mile away.
But don’t try running away just yet: Dusseldorf-based Rheinmetall Group also reported that its new 50kW high-energy weapon technology can successfully detect and engage targets.
The company announced its 2012 year-end operational testing at the Ochsenboden Proving Groud (EZO) in Switzerland, where it successfully overcame tough environmental conditions including snow, ice, rain and blinding sunlight to neutralize targets.
Since 2011, the company has increased the power of its lasers five-fold, producing twice the laser output within the same volume. The weapon was run against five different scenarios including air defense; countering rockets, artillery, and mortar (abbreviated C-RAM or counter-RAM); and asymmetric warfare operations.
And Rheinmetall showed that laser weapons could be placed at different locations and work together to create one superbeam against a target, a technology it calls Beam Superimposing Technology.


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Was this laser pointed towards Poland by any chance?
 

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