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Navy successfully destroys drone with laser weapon set to debut in 2014

Navy demonstrates a successful test of a laser weapons system that shot down a drone

| Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Apr 9, 2013 12:27 am

The Navy has successfully completed a test of its upcoming laser weapon system that is set to debut in 2014. The laser system successfully shot down a drone. We have embedded video of the test below for your viewing pleasure:

 

 

Previous experiences with laser technology haven't been so successful. Part of the issue is that high-power lasers are large, require massive amounts energy, and large amounts of cooling. There have been some experimental laser weapon systems mounted in airplanes and on ships.

 

All I can think about is how cool lasers are. Pew, pew! Pew, pew!

 

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