Portable laser weapons from the Late Interplanetary Age. These were among the weapons used in the so-called 'Last War', at the time of the Great Expulsion. Copies of these weapons are still used today in historical re-enactments.
Although these weapons are quite powerful and versatile, an unaugmented human using such a weapon is generally no match for an armed vec weapons platform. Bodymods and IA augments designed to increase the user's battle awareness, accuracy, and speed of movement can greatly improve the performance of a human using portable weapons of this kind.