Standard combat laser, useful at medium to long-ranges. A very flexible weapon, especially effective against unshielded targets.
The workhorse of beam weapons in the sector, the tactical laser is often used because of its low maintenance cost, versatility and ease of construction. Features a standard carbon dioxide gain medium, a 670nm marker beam and three lens assemblies. A good support weapon for small craft, especially in prolonged engagements.
The Tactical Laser is a typical beam weapon: accurate, low damage, low flux, with significantly better range than equivalent pulse weapons. It works very well against fighters and unshielded frigates, and can force ships to keep their shields up.
The Tactical Laser makes a good PD weapon with the Integrated Point Defense AI hullmod, and the beam goes through missiles while still damaging them.