Lockheed ATHENA Laser Gun Stops Truck Dead

One step closer to a world of scariness — Lockheed Martin have successful stopped a truck by destroying its engine with a laser gun!

Unfortunately, no video yet, but looking at the picture, it looks like the truck was not actually moving, and possibly propped up so the laser could get a better shot?


The laser, called ATHENA, or Advanced Test High Energy Asset laser system, has demonstrated the rapidly evolving precision of laser weapons, says Lockheed.

Military security experts have successfully managed to stop a truck in its tracks by destroying its engine with a laser.

The 30-kilowatt fibre laser called Athena burnt through the manifold in seconds, despite being fired by a team from Lockheed Martin positioned more than a mile away.

The security firm said the test signifies the next step to fitting lightweight laser weapons on military aircraft, helicopters, ships and trucks.

Source: DailyMail

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  1. Jerry September 10, 2015

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