Army Weapons Buyer Loves Lasers.

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* The Army's pursuit of directed energy weapons will provide the ability to have an "unlimited magazine," according to a top service official.

"We were shooting $100,000 missiles at $7,000" drones, Lt. Gen. Paul Ostrowski, principal military deputy to the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, said at an AUSA talk. "This puts us in a position where we're not spending that kind of money to do that."

The service has plans in place to field a platoon of four Strykers mounted with 50-kilowatt directed energy...

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