Friday, November 14, 2014

US Navy Testing Laser Weapon System In The Real World.

We always knew that lasers could be used in bringing down the enemy. But now US NAVY is actually using / testing the LaWS, Laser Weapon System in the real world, against small ships, drones and mess up enemy weapons and sensors.
Bloomberg tells us that the amphibious transport ship USS Ponce has been patrolling with a prototype 30-kilowatt-class Laser Weapon System since late August. Perhaps to test the system in the real situation. It is fascinating to watch the video, even if you knew what the LaWS is capable of.

The Laser Weapon System (LaWS) temporarily installed aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) (shown here conducting an operational test) in San Diego, Calif., is a technology demonstrator built by the Naval Sea Systems Command from commercial fiber solid state lasers, utilizing combination methods developed at the Naval Research Laboratory.

1 comment:

Stephen said...

A Year back The US DoD has revealed that its Laser Weapons System (LAWS) has successfully demonstrated its ability to down small aircraft during testing ... The laser weapon shot down a drone during testing by igniting it, sending it crashing down to earth just moments after engaging it and Now happy to see it on USS Ponce .... a new laser era begins