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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

By Trace Hagan from Apr 8, 2013 @ 19:27 CDT

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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NEWS SOURCES:Theverge.com


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