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U.S. Navy Lasers Offer a Glimpse of the Future

Dec 28, 2014 | 13:58 GMT
The USS Ponce conducts an operational demonstration of its prototype Laser Weapon System (LaWS) while deployed to the Arabian Gulf. The laser system is a valuable addition to the U.S. Navy's already formidable arsenal, but it is still in its relatively early days and is not yet a replacement for naval cannons and missiles.
The USS Ponce conducts an operational demonstration of its prototype Laser Weapon System (LaWS) while deployed to the Arabian Gulf. The laser system is a valuable addition to the U.S. Navy's already formidable arsenal, but it is still in its relatively early days and is not yet a replacement for naval cannons and missiles.
(John F. Williams/U.S. Navy/Wikimedia Commons)

The laser system is a valuable addition to the U.S. Navy's already formidable arsenal, but it is still in its relatively early days and is not yet a replacement for naval cannons and missiles....

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