Anti-aircraft laser unveiled at Farnborough Airshow.
Raytheon has created a 50kW IR laser system that is capable of destroying UAVs, mortars, rockets and small surface ships. They've even mounted the system onto a Phalanx (CIWS) missile defense system.
This is just awesome.
At one of my former jobs, we created some wiring harnesses for a number of Raytheon products. Makes me wonder if they're doing the harnessing for this bad boy.