US Navy Successfully Tests Real Life Laser Gun

    Cue an Austin Powers reference on a “laser beam”… All fun and games aside Star Wars (May the 4th have been with you) is coming close to reality. While not a visible laser, the US Navy’s LAWS program has been successfully tested aboard the USS Ponce. The system will be deployed to other warships over the near future. The aptly named Laser Weapon System, the system has passed testing and is now authorized for use as a defensive weapon.

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    The U.S. Navy successfully deployed a laser weapon system aboard the USS Ponce. #Innovation

    Posted by U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) on Saturday, April 25, 2015

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