WATCH: U.S. Navy Tests First Anti-Drone Laser Weapon

Check out this story from CNN on the U.S. Navy's first active laser weapon. The cutting-edge prototype Laser Weapon System (LaWS), developed by the Navy's Office of Naval Research, was first deployed aboard the USS Ponce in 2014, and is operated by a video-game like controller, and can address multiple threats using a range of escalating options, from non-lethal measures … [Read more...]

WATCH: U.S. Navy’s New Laser Weapon in Action – Photos and Video

The U.S. Navy has achieved a historic milestone with a cutting-edge new laser weapon system that can destroy targets for less than $1 per shot. The Navy made the announcement Tuesday that for the first time ever the new laser weapon system, known as LaWS, was successfully deployed and operated aboard a Navy ship in in the Arabian Gulf. The weapon, which uses a form of … [Read more...]

U.S. Navy Deploys First Laser Weapon in Persian Gulf

By Tony Capaccio Nov. 14 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Navy has deployed on a command ship in the Persian Gulf its first laser weapon capable of destroying a target. The amphibious transport ship USS Ponce has been patrolling with a prototype 30-kilowatt-class Laser Weapon System since late August, according to officials. The laser is mounted facing the bow, and can be fired in … [Read more...]

U.S. Navy Ready to Deploy Laser Weapon Prototype

The U.S. Navy is getting ready to deploy a prototype laser weapon technology reminiscent of something you would expect to see in a Star Wars movie. The prototype, an improved version of the Laser Weapon System (LaWS), will be installed on USS Ponce for at-sea testing in the Persian Gulf this summer, which was first announced by Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan … [Read more...]