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Humvee-Mounted Boeing Laser Avenger Hunts Down IEDs

By: TopDog - Published:   Updated: Aug 10 2011 • References: technical-discovery
The US Military has produced an anti-aircraft defense system appropriately named the 'Laser Avenger.' With a little help from Boeing, the airspace over American military operations will be a lot safer.

The Boeing Laser Avenger is mounted on a Humvee and uses sensors to lock in on unmanned aerial vehicles and take out a bomb before it reaches a convoy. The infrared laser's power intensity ranges in tens of kilowatts. What will they think of next?

Implications - Rumor has it the Laser Avenger will be used by American forces to destroy small UAVs, the unmanned drone vehicles that often carry surveillance equipment or explosives.

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