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‘We’re very excited’: US Navy to test laser weapon on warship

A newly built US amphibious warship will test out new laser weapon technology as early as this coming fall, replacing an earlier tested $ 40 million laser. The new USS Portland warship, currently en route to San Diego, California, to be commissioned, has been chosen to host the new laser weapon technology created by the Office of Naval Research. The ...

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‘Underpinning UK prosperity:’ New facility opens in Hampshire to develop & test laser cannon

Published time: 26 Nov, 2017 09:21 UK arms giant QinetiQ has opened a new ‘center of excellence’ for the development and testing of cutting-edge laser cannon. The new facility, named Dragonworks, will be an operational playground for lasers designed for the military. Among other things, the facility in Farnborough, Hampshire boasts a dedicated clean room for assembling laser weaponry, as ...

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WARNING TO IRAN: US launches laser weapon tests in Persian Gulf

The £31million ($ 40m) Laser Weapons System (LaWS) is now operational on the USS Ponce, an amphibious transport ship commanded by Captain Christopher Wells. Capt Wells told CNN: “It is more precise than a bullet.  “It’s not a niche weapon system like some other weapons that we have throughout the military where it’s only good against air contacts, or it’s ...

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Iranian missile boat attempts to 'blind' US pilots with lethal laser as tensions escalate

In what appears to be a show of strength, the boat pointed a laser at a US Marine helicopter which was monitoring a series of US warships – two Navy warships and a cargo ship – leaving the Persian Gulf through the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday, a US defence official confirmed. The Iranian boat reportedly came within less than ...

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