This Is What Lockheed Martin's Laser Weapon Can Do to a Truck From a Mile Away
The fiery hole in this truck bonnet was burned through with a laser—from over a mile away. The point? To demonstrate how a laser weapon system could take a target out of action. I’m convinced. Defense company Lockheed Martin developed the prototype laser, which they call ATHENA, or Advanced Test High Energy Asset. In this test, the laser was in a ground-based system and the car was stationed on a platform with the engine running to imitate a real vehicle threat.