Apache has tested high energy laser

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Unread post26 Jun 2017, 20:51

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/11 ... sile-range
http://www.raytheon.com/news/feature/hi ... laser.html

News comes from our friend Mr. Rogoway but thankfully mostly free of BS

From the Raytheon press release:

A high energy laser mounted on an Apache AH-64 attack helicopter acquired and hit an unmanned target. The test was conducted by Raytheon and the U.S. Army Apache Program Management Office scollaboration with U.S. Special Operations Command at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

It was the first time a fully integrated laser system successfully shot a target from a rotary-wing aircraft over a wide variety of flight regimes, altitudes and air speeds, proving the feasibility of laser attack from Apache.

The system tracked and directed energy on a stationary target at a slant range of 1.4 kilometers. (Slant range is the line-of-sight distance between two points at different levels.)
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