Laser weapons: Is this the dawn of the death ray?
Thursday, 22 March 2018
When the first laser was invented, the idea of using it as a superweapon seemed like science fiction. Today, almost sixty years later, it still seems that way despite a remarkable degree of progress. Prototypes have been used to destroy small watercraft, shoot down missiles and drones, and have even been deployed at least once in a war zone, but the revolutionary destructive ray that would change the face of battle as fundamentally as the longbow or the airplane has yet to appear. Why? Let's find out...
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