The tail of a target drone bursts into flame in a live-fire demonstration of a laser weapon last September at the US Army’s White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The 30-kilowatt class laser weapon system developed by Lockheed Martin brought down five unmanned aerial vehicles with a 100 per cent success rate. Photo: Lockheed Martin

US Air Force says it is fitting fighter jet with powerful laser beam weapon

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The tail of a target drone bursts into flame in a live-fire demonstration of a laser weapon last September at the US Army’s White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The 30-kilowatt class laser weapon system developed by Lockheed Martin brought down five unmanned aerial vehicles with a 100 per cent success rate. Photo: Lockheed Martin
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