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U.S. Navy to Unveil Laser Attack Weapon

Apr 10th, 2013 Current Affairs, defenses

According to The New York Times, the U.S. Navy will soon (and for the first time) deploy a laser attack weapon reportedly capable of disabling patrol boats and destroying surveillance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Although the laser will not be operational until next year, the Navy has released a video taken during test firing to illustrate the instrument’s utility.

VIDEO: Navy Laser Attack Weapon Demonstration

The unveiling, if you will, will take place aboard a converted amphibious transport and docking ship in the Persian Gulf, “where Iranian fast-attack boats have harassed American warships and where the government in Tehran is building remotely piloted aircraft carrying surveillance pods and, someday potentially, rockets,” The Times reports.

 

You can read the full article here.

Again, the video is available here: VIDEO: Navy Laser Attack Weapon Demonstration

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