US Navy's New Killer Laser Gun: LaWS Laser Weapon System Live-fire

US Navy's New Killer Laser Gun: LaWS Laser Weapon System Live-fire

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The Laser Weapon System or LaWS is a directed-energy weapon being developed by the U.S. Navy. The AN/SEQ-3 Laser Weapon System or XN-1 LaWS is a directed-energy weapon developed by the United States Navy. LaWS uses an infrared beam from a solid-state laser array which can be tuned to high output to destroy the target or low output to warn or cripple the sensors of a target. Video shows the LaWS Operational demonstration aboard USS Ponce. During the test, the LaWS hit targets mounted aboard a speeding oncoming small boat, shot an UAV out of the sky, and destroyed other moving targets at sea.
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