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US Navy Successfully Shoots Down Aircraft With Laser Weapon
The US Navy has successfully destroyed a number of unmanned drones using the Laser Weapon System. (LaWS) It is reportedly the first "detect-thru-engage" shoot-down of a simulated threat target in a combat-like scenario over water.
The weapon can replace the 20mm cannon normally mounted on Phalanx (or R2D2 as it is affectionately known) and has the advantage of vaporizing the target rather than raining shrapnel and sometimes unexploded shells on the impact zone.
"Further development and integration of increasingly more powerful lasers into Surface Navy LaWS will increase both the engagement range and target sets that can be successfully engaged and destroyed," said Naval spokesperson Captain David Kiel.