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US Navy carries out successful test of lethal laser weapon, power to eject aircraft in air; See VIDEO

A US Navy warship successfully tested a high-energy laser weapon that could destroy the aircraft in the air. The Navy’s Pacific Fleet announced this. The Navy said in a statement on Friday (May 22) that the first system-level implementation of a “high-energy-grade solid-state laser to destroy a drone aircraft from the deck of the vessel USS Portland” in photographs and videos provided by the Navy “Was shown.

It did not provide the exact location of the Laser Weapon System Demonstrator (LWSD) test and said it was carried out on May 16 in the Pacific Ocean. The US Navy has been developing guided energy weapons (DEWs) since the 1960s, including the laser.

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“Through this test on unmanned aircrafts and small aircraft, we have received very important information about the power of this laser weapon,” Capt. Carrie Sanders, commanding officer of Portland, said in a statement.

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He said, “With a new force we are redefining war at sea.” The Navy said laser (DEW) could be an effective defensive weapon against drones and armed small boats.

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