White Sands testing new laser weapon system

Hamilton, Drew
April 2009
Soldiers;Apr2009, Vol. 64 Issue 4, p19
This article reveals that the U.S. Army has been testing the Laser Centurion at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The Laser Centurion is a weapons system that combines radar and threat-detection technology. It is designed to replace the 20 millimeter (mm) cannon on the Navy's Phalanx weapon system. It explains that results of initial tests have been positive.


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