Project Name: MPLX (military plasma experimental) "Novasurge"
Item: Prototype plasma pistol
Dept. Head: Doctor Aldwin Morley
Report Number: 040663-02
The Novasurge has proven to be a tough nut to crack. The output is still very high, causing massive injury to targets, but it's drawing far to much power from its energy cells. We also need to get the weight down on the weapon, as it's a bit heavy for a simple replacement sidearm. The problem still seems to be the coolant coils which are accounting for almost 50% of the weapon's weight. The good news is that the housing for the weapon has been approved, and this is likely the final design. Unfortunately, I need to increase our staff's hours to seven days a week again so we can have the final prototype ready for testing by the end of the year.