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Futuristic Laser Weapon Ready for Action, US Navy Says

Alex KlokusJanuary 2nd 2015
  • Under the Geneva Convention, militaries are not allowed to use laser weapons directly against people — a condition that Klunder said the U.S. Navy will abide by
  • In recent tests, LaWS successfully hit targets aboard a small boat that was speeding toward the Navy ship. The laser weapon also shot a small drone out of the sky
  • The U.S. military is also pursuing this new breed of weapons for economic reasons. Laser weapons cost less to build and fire compared to multimillion dollar missiles

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