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US Navy Close To On-Ship Laser Cannons

April 10th, 2011 04:33 admin Leave a comment Go to comments


An anonymous reader writes “The Office of Naval Research and industry partner Northrop Grumman said they successfully tested for the first time an on-board laser defense system known as the Maritime Laser Demonstrator (MLD), using it to destroy a small target vessel. The test actually accomplished several other benchmarks, including integrating MLD with a ship’s radar and navigation system, and firing an electric laser weapon from a moving platform at-sea in a humid environment.”

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