Evolution of portable laser designator
Besides traditional use for laser weapons, it could be use to fry small drones (high beam) or transmit line-of-sight information to adjacent units.
It repurposes a current piece of equipment to handle the new constant threat of small drones. At the same time creates a new back-up mechanism for units to quickly transmit data from ground to nearby ground/air/sea when other forms of communication are unreliable or temporarily unavailable.Add Improvement
Troops could establish link to low flying drones, transmit info and continue ops. Line of sight minimizes data interception. Possible first large scale field test of non-kinetic lethal weapons (drone killer laser) in day-to-day ops without disrupting current unit firepower and force projection reliability.Add Improvement