Oh baby. The US Navy is saying a prototype of the solid state Laser Weapons System (LaWS) is ready for deployment. This summer in the Persian Sea, the USS Ponce will be outfitted with lasers that can shoot down aerial drones, speedboats and swarm boats that are miles away. It's going to be Star Wars in the open sea.
The Navy has successfully tested its shiniest new toy: the Laser Weapons System (LaWS), which recently "tracked, engaged, and destroyed" a drone in mid-flight. It's not our first laser gun, but it's certainly our best.