Ammunition, projectiles fired from guns, including their fuzes, primers, and propellant charges. It is used in warfare, for target shooting and hunting, and for ceremonial purposes. In a broad sense, self-contained explosive weapons are also ammunition; they are not discussed in this article, however, but are covered in the articles Bomb; Grenade; Mine; Missiles and Rockets; Torpedo. Also excluded from this article are fireworks and nuclear weapons.
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Laser weapons have been depicted in science fiction for years, but they do exist in real life. How is the military looking to use laser technology?