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Why The Army’s Experimenting With Laser-Guided Lightning

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on

There’s been a fair bit of buzz online of late over experiments with a technology called a “laser-induced plasma channel” – essentially, laser-guided, artificially generated lightning bolts – at the Army’s Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey. But, militarily, what’s it good for? The problem, one well-informed source told Breaking Defense, is short range. If you… Keep reading →

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