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Directed Energy Weapons Gaining Acceptance Across U.S. Military

…A directed energy weapon could also be mounted on an MH-60 Black Hawk, he noted. Mark Gunzinger, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, said based on the relatively small size of a helicopter the laser would likely have between 15 and 30 kilowatts of power. “That would pack a pretty good punch” at short ranges against a soft target, he said…

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