30kW battlefield laser melts vehicle’s engine block, 1 mile away, in just seconds

Powerful battlefield laser weapons now a reality

By Lexi Morgan

BETHESDA, Md. (INTELLIHUB) — Lockheed Martin staff were likely pleased after a recent test of their new high-powered experimental fiber-optical laser known as “ATHENA” (Advanced Test High Energy Asset) went well — ending with the molten decimation of an old Ford pickup truck’s engine manifold just seconds after the 30-kW test laser was fired from a distance of 1 mile away.

“The demonstration marked the first field testing of an integrated 30-kilowatt, single-mode fiber laser weapon system prototype. Through a technique called spectral beam combining, multiple fiber laser modules form a single, powerful, high-quality beam that provides greater efficiency and lethality than multiple individual 10-kilowatt lasers used in other systems.”, reads a portion of a recent press release posted on Lockheed Martin’s official website.

Needless to say due to its versatility and performance the manufacture is touting ATHENA as a smooth operator which can slowly demobilize targets rather than explode them, minimizing collateral damage, injuries, and death — but rest assured on the flip-side of that coin ATHENA, as sexy as she sounds, could also be used in other ways far from humane.

About the Author:

intellihubLexi Morgan is a journalist and activist by heart, always striving to promote thought-provoking issues not commonly known or covered most. Lexi is an anti-New World Order, anti-corruption activist, but also enjoys the finer things in life including racing cars, riding motocross, and skydiving. Lexi is an exclusive weapon of Intellihub.