Resolute Industries Modular Pulse Laser

The primary laser weapon issued to Federation forces is the Resolute Industries Modular Pulse Laser, or MPL for short. It was conceived from the very start to be a solution for almost for just about any situation possible. Developed in the year 2720 and pushed through to immediate service to troops for its innovative and reliable design, the MPL has several main configurations in use.

P-MPL Personal Defense Weapon

The smallest variation of the Modular Pulse Laser is designed for close combat situations in which a person has very little room to maneuver. It is very light weight and features a telescoping stock as standard equipment. It also uses an expose power cell chamber located within the front grip of the weapon for rapid replacement when under fire. It uses a smaller 7mm optical design but this also gives it a substantial increase in fire rate over the other variations.

Class: Light Infantry or Security
Caliber: 7mm optical
Energy Source: CE-80
Capacity: 60
Beam Duration: 30ms
Recharge Time: 50ms
Effective Range: 200m
Armor Penetration: low
Shield Penetration: very low
Damage per round: medium

C-MPL Carbine Rifle

While not much bigger than the P-MPL, the carbine variation of the weapon uses a larger caliber of laser at the expense of firing rate. The C-MPL also comes with a collapsing stock similar but has the added ability to mount any underbarrel attachment as the power cell has been moved from a position in a forward grip to one along the side of the weapon's body in the same position.

Class: Light Infantry or Infantry
Caliber: 10mm optical shell
Energy Source: CE-180
Capacity: 45
Beam Duration: 50ms
Recharge Time: 150ms
Effective Range: 600m
Armor Penetration: medium
Shield Penetration: low
Damage per round: high

MPL Full Rifle

The stock version of the Modular Pulse Laser that all other designs are based off of. The full length barrel gives a stability to the weapon that the smaller designs do not offer. The addition of a slot on the body for a gyroscopic stabilizer adds greatly to the lethality and the stock sights have been praised as one of the best designs for any weapon in use today.

Class: Standard Infantry
Caliber: 10mm optical
Energy Source: CE-120
Capacity: 45
Beam Duration: 50ms
Recharge Time: 120ms
Effective Range: 1500m
Armor Penetration: medium
Shield Penetration: medium
Damage per round: high

H-MPL Extended Fire Variant

The equivalent to a heavy machine gun, the H-MPL uses a special cartridge that holds seven standard energy cells at a single time. A heavier body improves the stability of the weapon and a rugged bipod is integrated into the frame itself for quick deployment. To handle the added duration of firing, the H-MPL has an integrated cooling system. This adds a great deal of weight to the weapon and makes it nearly impossible to use from a standing position without a power assist suit.

Class: Heavy Infantry
Caliber: 10mm optical shell
Energy Source: CE-180 x 7
Capacity: 300
Beam Duration: 40ms
Recharge Time: 90ms
Effective Range: 600m
Armor Penetration: medium
Shield Penetration: medium
Damage per round: medium

A-MPL Accurized Pulse Laser

Issued as a weapon option to a squad designated marksman, the A-MPL uses a heavier caliber than the other variations at the expense of firing speed. The optics are integrated right along side of the barrel and link directly into a neural interface as the standard option for the rifle. Also included are an integrated bipod similar to the H-MPL and an advanced gyro stabilizer in the stock to make it one of, if not the most accurate weapon available in its stock configuration.

Class: Squad Designated Marksman
Caliber: 12.8mm optical
Energy Source: CE-180
Capacity: 30
Beam Duration: 90ms
Recharge Time: 350ms
Effective Range: 1800m
Armor Penetration: high
Shield Penetration: medium
Damage per round: very high

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