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Study Cites Value Of Military Laser Weapons

April 23 2012


The U.S. needs to develop directed energy weapons in order to retain its technological edge over potential adversaries, says a new study cited by the Stars and Stripes.

The report from the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments says the U.S. military could field laser weapons within a decade that would be capable of destroying missiles and planes attacking ships and forward bases.

Such energy weapons are not dependent on ammunition and are less expensive than current...

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