Tuesday, April 09, 2013

US navy laser cannon shoots down planes

Down with drone syndrome. 
Klunder said the navy expected that someday incoming missiles would not be able to "simply outmanoeuvre" a highly accurate laser beam fired at the speed of light. 

The prototype, which one official said cost between US$31m and $32m to make, will be installed aboard the USS Ponce, which is being used as a floating base in the Middle East, sometime after October 2013.
The Office of Naval Research's Solid State Laser (SSL) portfolio includes LaWS development and upgrades providing a quick reaction capability for the fleet with an affordable SSL weapon prototype. 
The improved efficiency, reduction in weight, volume, prime power, etc., defines a fiber laser as the best pathway to provide Naval aviation and the Navy with a 100 kW laser weapon.

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