Hot stuff! MoD releases incredible video of a Star Wars-style laser which can slice though an aircraft like butter and melt a mortar in seconds



A searing hot laser capable of cutting through aircrafts in seconds has been demonstrated for the first time by the Ministry of Defence.
Using their official YouTube channel, the MoD uploaded a clip of the prototype invention melting an 82mm mortar in a matter of seconds. 
The research will feed into the Dragonfire programme - a strategy intended to create a laser capable of becoming an alternative to missiles. 
The idea is to take down drones and cut through the hulls of aircraft and armoured vehicles in a more efficient manner.
The technology is not yet ready to deploy, with another five... read more

 
20 March 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 47
Source: Daily Mail
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