the Command of the U.S. Pacific fleet announced that more may 16 in the Pacific ocean have successfully tested a powerful laser weapon to destroy drones.
Laser system was placed aboard the amphibious transport ship USS Portland. It was a system of solid-state laser weapons (Solid State Laser Weapons System Demonstrator). In the published video shows how to install on the nose of a warship emits a bright beam along the surface of the sea. Then the footage showed a blazing drone.
the Portal said The War Zone that this laser system will primarily provide vehicles additional line of defense against drones and small boat swarms. The laser can also act as oslepitel optical sensors and seekers. A complete system may use its own integrated video camera full motion, which are used for tracking purposes and weapon guidance and surveillance.
“With this new advanced potential, we are rethinking the war at sea for the Navy,” said the captain, “Portland” Sanders. “This successful test, of course, is an exciting step forward for directed energy ambitions of the fleet”, he added.
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