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Welcome To The Age Of Star Wars-Style Military Laser Beams

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It turns out, German company Rheinmetall concurrently produced a system quite like Lockheed's ADAMone which can accurately target an 85 centimeter thick ball bearing, traveling 50 meters per second, and sear it out of the sky.

Perhaps the most terrifyingly cool bit of information out of the company's press brief (released in mid-December and largely unreported in American media) is this tidbit: Several experts gathered to witness as "a massive, 15mm-thick [.6 inches] steel girder was cut through at a distance of 1,000 metres [3,000 feet, about .6 of a mile]."

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