We already knew that the U.S. Office of Naval Research has been hard at work building laser guns. Now, it’s come to light that the office would like to begin equipping Marine humvees with the futuristic weapons, in hopes of keeping them better protected from drones. They’re offering a contract worth up to $400,000 for anyone who can come up a working design, which would require a minimum of 25 kilowatts of power, the ability to run at full blast for two minutes and recharge in 20 minutes.
It all sounds very frightening (and also very badass), but what happens when a laser humvee faces off against a laser drone?
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