Medium range energy weapon, effective at neutralizing missile and fighter threats. Can be fired for extended periods, but the damage is subpar.
An additional lens assembly eliminates self-diffusing particles from a standard carbon dioxide beam fired at a wavelength of eleven microns. The extended range permits the otherwise low wattage to have a greater impact on the targets. Particularly useful in destroying missiles headed for a shielded target - a standard point defense laser generally doesn't have the range to extend far enough past the defensive shields of the ship it is supposed to protect.
The LR PD Laser is a small point defense beam weapon. It has long reach (particularly useful against Salamander MRMs), but a generally prohibitive flux cost.