Apache helicopters shoot lasers for the first time in history

For the first time in history, the US military has managed to introduce a dangerous new weapon on its Apache AH-64 attack helicopters. An Apache helicopter has successfully acquired and hit an unmanned target with a laser gun for the first time in history.

Mounted on an Apache AH-64 attack helicopter, the high energy laser tracked and directed energy on the stationary target, which was at a slant range of 1.4 kilometres — the line-of-sight distance between two points at different levels.

The achievement proves the feasibility of laser attack from Apache is no longer the work of science fiction.

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