The DragonFire laser weapon is being tested at Porton Down

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Running on At the MoD's Porton Down range in Wiltshire, the demonstrator fired at multiple targets at multiple ranges, requiring high precision from the beam.

According to , the trials will improve the UK's understanding of how high-energy lasers and related technologies can operate at a distance and engage representative targets.

"The ability to deliver high levels of laser power with sufficient accuracy are two key areas that must be demonstrated to provide confidence in the performance and viability of LDEW systems."

The companies participating in the program are: MBDA, which has overall responsibility for the system, Leonardo and QinetiQ.

Source: electronicsweekly.com

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