Jet Mounted Laser To Be Tested For Distance This Weekend

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Now that the whole “laser on a plane” thing has been resolved, the military is starting to test the technology on smaller platforms, and at longer ranges. Check out the video from first test, after the jump.

The first test was at a distance of 50 miles, and was successful. Wired reports that the test this weekend is at a distance of 100 miles, a much more comfortable distance, given the risk of multiple targets, and collateral damage from falling debris.

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