To know that we have this kind of power here in the U.S. should help us feel a bit safer right? Well, anyone that knows even just the movie. Take this and put it in the hands of an Evil ruler and it would seem we all would have a major Empire to fight.
This is a very cool piece of technology. I guess at this point it couldn't have come at a better time.
The U.S. Navy has used a a laser weapon to shoot down four unmanned aerial vehicles in a test that rings up memories of Ronald Reagan's "Star Wars" missile defense shield in the 1980s.
The successful test of the Laser Weapon System off the coast of California was announced during the Farnborough International Air Show, which is taking place this week in England.
He called the California tests ‘a great day for the laser.’
The Laser Close-In Weapons System (CIWS) produces a 50 kilowatt beam