US Navy With Weapons From The Future
If you ever watched “Star Wars,” you know how awesome lasers can be and you probably thought we wouldn’t be using them in the next 200 years or so. But the US Navy has just proven you wrong – they developed and already successfully tested the first combat-ready laser weapon ever!
Definitely Not A Joke
The 30-kilowatt gun can make precise shots while mounted on anything from small boats to plane-carriers. And the best part about it is the fact that it only costs $0.59 per shot!
The projectile is invisible to the human eye, though objects targeted by LaWS tend to explode in a pretty graphic display of sheer power.
How Soon Will It Be Deployed?
While speaking to the Washington Post, Rear Adm. Matthew L. Klunder said: “It’s almost like a Hubble telescope at sea. Literally, we’re able to get that kind of power and magnification.” And let’s not forget destruction.
Because of its immense potential, the Pentagon gave a hard time to the officials that tried to establish rules of engagement for LaWS. But after the process was over, it’s been said that the weapon can be used against a threat if needed.
As far as we know, the Navy already began developing 150 kilowatts versions of the LaWS, which would augment its destructive powers fivefold. Did anyone say WW3?