Friday, January 27, 2017

U.S. Navy To Test 150-kW Laser Systems Within A Year

While the 30 kilowatt laser proved successful, the US Navy was faced with challenges due to the low power of the weapon. The US Navy has released this graphic of the main components of its latest laser weapon

Daily Mail: US Navy ships to fire SUPER LASERS capable of dazzling and destroying the enemy within the next year

* A US Navy official said that testing of a 150-kW laser weapon could happen soon
* The US Navy has been using a 30-kW laser weapon on a ship in the Persian gulf
* The weapon can use optical 'dazzling' and disabling, and lethal destruction
* The new laser would be five times as powerful, although the US Navy has not said what the weapon would be used for

While the US Navy unveiled a 30-kilowatt laser weapon in 2014, it now looks set to reveal an even more powerful weapon - a 150 kw 'super laser'.

And it won't be long until the weapon is unveiled, as a naval official has said that it will happen within the next 12 months.

The weapon will be capable of dazzling the enemy, disabling their systems and, if needed, completely destroying vessels.

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WNU Editor: I am old enough to remember when such weapon systems were labelled as Star-Wars .... a pipe-dream or worse.


Bob Huntley said...

The sci-fi movies and shows or the past laid out the futuristic high level specifications for others to develop and who have delivered and continue to deliver.

Andrew Jackson said...

We're coming to get you Russkis!

Unknown said...

This will re-define how a anti-missile(satellite) system is thought about.