Raytheon's Ship-Mounted Laser Weapon Incinerates a UAV in Flight Videos for Engineers
Star Wars (SDI) derivative technology has paid off again. Per Raytheon's press release, "Raytheon Company and a U.S. Navy team used a combined-beam fiber laser to shoot down four unmanned aerial vehicles in flight during an over-the-water engagement. The UAV targets were engaged and destroyed using the Navy's Laser Weapon System guided by Raytheon's Phalanx Close-in Weapon System sensor suite. LaWS is made up of six industrial-use lasers that simultaneously focus on the target. " Awesome, n'est-ce pas?
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