The U.S. Navy’s latest laser is ready to be used in combat, Pentagon officials announced Wednesday, after overseeing a three-month test of the futuristic technology
The Laser Weapon System, or LaWS, may look like a harmless telescope. Its 30-kilowatt beams of infrared light are invisible to the naked eye. But as its deployment aboard the USS Ponce this fall apparently showed, the LaWS can do an incredible amount of damage.
The laser can vary its intensity to dazzle, disable or destroy targets. In a test video, the laser is shown overheating explosives mounted on nearby boats, and burning drones right out of the air. …
Via: Mashable: Gadgets