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This US military laser can identify people by their heartbeats from 650 feet away

Just as everyone has unique fingerprints, everyone has a unique heartbeat, and this is key to the US military's newest identification device.
US Air Force Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, an F-35 pilot, the Melbourne Air and Space Show in Florida, March 30, 2019.

The Air Force blasted missiles out of the sky with a laser that could one day arm fighter jets

The Air Force says this weapon could be a game-changer — one that could defend US aircraft from incoming missiles with an endless amount of firepower.
Peresvet laser system

Russian laser weapon designed to obliterate targets ‘within fractions of a second’ just entered combat service

The Russian military has a new laser weapon said to be able to quickly obliterate targets, but its real capabilities remain unknown.
Marine Corps field radio operators dismount a free space optic system from a tactical elevated antenna mass at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, August 17, 2018.

The Pentagon is worried about getting jammed by Russia and China, so it’s testing lasers to go off the grid

The Pentagon is worried about electronic warfare in a potential fight with a foe like Russia and China, and US personnel are looking for ways to take their communications off the grid and away from prying eyes and ears.
Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bomber aircraft fly with a Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) F-2 fighter jet over the East China Sea on July 7, 2017.

US military pilots in the Pacific are being targeted by lasers after similar incidents in Africa

Pilots of US military aircraft operating in the Pacific Ocean have reportedly been targeted by lasers more than 20 times in recent months, US officials told The Wall Street Journal.

The Air Force is looking for more information about laser weapons to use against drones

The Air Force is asking firms to detail their ability to produce directed-energy weapons for use against unmanned aircraft.

The US military is getting closer to deploying lasers and rail guns — here’s how they might be used

Neither is operational yet, but the capabilities mean they could be deployed in a number of roles against a variety of targets.

The future of warfare is coming, and it’s bringing lasers

"Directed energy has the potential to redefine military technology."

This futuristic razor shaves your hair with an actual laser — and it’s already raised over $650,000

Simply wave the Skarp razor over your body, like a magic wand, and the hairs will just fall away.

Boeing introduces a laser cannon to shoot down drones

Read about the high-tech, low cost solution to pesky drones.