- Apr 19, 2013
MBDA says it has generated such high powers by using fiber lasers combined with its own patented beam coupling technology to maintain high beam quality – crucial for the lasers to be effective at large stand-off distances. In recent firing tests, the laser is said to have burned through mortar shells and pierced 40 mm-thick steel plates “in a few seconds”.
MBDA Germany demonstrates 40*kW laser gun
Thank you Steve001 very interesting. Article says Germany so I don't know if this is related, but MBDA UK has this patent application for a laser
Laser - Patent application
Edit: Incidentally, here is the link to MBDA UK's list of patent applications.
Might be a similar system to the German Laser in the article, if the company shares research. I only can get so much out of it but some of the more well educated may enjoy the read.