All Batteries Fire!
Rheinmetall Defense, a Europe-based military technology contractor, recently tested a fully-functional laser weapon system.
The laser turret was able to target and eliminate nearby drones and mortar shells during a December test near Zürich, according to Army Recognition — a terrifying vision of the future of warfare.
The laser is expected to be customized and deployed during ground, air, and naval-based combat.
Specifically, it was designed to supplement the NBS MANTIS anti-air system that the German military deployed to protect its outposts in Afghanistan, according to Army Recognition.