The images show the laser emanating from the deck of the warship. Short video clips show what appears to be the drone burning.The Navy did not give a specific location of the laser weapons system demonstrator (LWSD) test, saying only that it occurred in the Pacific on May 16.
The power of the weapon was not disclosed, but a 2018 report from the International Institute for Strategic Studies said it was expected to be a 150-kilowatt laser."By conducting advanced at sea tests against UAVs and small crafts, we will gain valuable information on the capabilities of the Solid State Laser Weapons System Demonstrator against potential threats," Capt. Karrey Sanders, commanding officer of Portland, said in the statement.
"With this new advanced capability, we are redefining war at sea for the Navy."The Navy says lasers, which it calls directed energy weapons (DEW), can be effective defenses against drones or armed small boats."The Navy's development of DEWs like the LWSD provide immediate warfighter benefits and provide the commander increased decision space and response options," the statement said.
In 2017, CNN witnessed aaboard the amphibious transport ship USS Ponce in the Persian Gulf.At the time, Lt. Cale Hughes, a laser weapons system officer, described how they work."It is throwing massive amounts of photons at an incoming object," Hughes said. "We don't worry about wind, we don't worry about range, we don't worry about anything else. We're able to engage the targets at the speed of light."
The Ponce was retired from service later that year. Read more: CTV News »
Awesome! ...so they say. Is there any independent verification of this or is it just propaganda? So now a plane can be just brought down with a beam of light. No trace no evidence. Yikes. More tools of destruction. Great... Just what the Human race needs. We're great at that. So can I trade in my military style assualt weapon for one of these🦌🦌
How the hell are we at this point now?!!!! What the hell!!!!! Bet that Trump says it can be used successfully to treat coronavirus!!! Just zap someone with it!!!! Look all better!!!!! The USA 🇺🇸 uses weapons of war on their own citizens lol. Congressmen, Air National Guard colonels, and even seven-year olds have been placed on terrorist watch lists after being classified as “reverent of individual liberty”, “suspicious of centralized federal authority”
Trump is Dr. Evil confirmed What possibly could go wrong. Anyone expert how powerful would laser have to be to stop incoming ICBM? Hopefully, it has nothing to do with this : Oh good. Laser beams. Great now enemy nations get it and now one is safe in the air when terrorism takes down more planes Can it shoot down fifty drones from every direction all at once?
Why would they tell everyone about it. Remind me again why we want to distance ourselves from the US? If this isn’t proof why we need the US as our ally I don’t know what is. “Laser” And everything in between. Meanwhile in Canada, ' if you kill your enemies, they win'............................................isis fighters will also be a powerful voice in Canada. Good for the U.S.A. they will be the ones keeping canadians safe..... and rescuing our service men and women.
Who is Trump preparing to go to war against.? That escalated quickly.. Gawd whatever don,t let that imbecile Biden near it Lol ... Wait till that falls into the hands of those crazies over in the middle east that hate the west ... that will be a good scene . If they would put the effort into keeping people alive instead of finding ways to kill people the world would be fit to live in ...
Great. How's the Covid vaccine coming? How's the success rate on cottages. So it works on earth and in space!🤫 Yup..we are all going to die now.. This is fascinating meanwhile U.S still can't develop a universal health care system for its citizens 🤔🤔 Update from the White House “New *super-duper high-energy “laser””
WTAF... And Zero Influence and Pathetically Powerless Canada developed a new Nurf Canon!! 10 years ago lol Now, let's all sit back and watch the haters go anti-American. When in reality, America is the only reason, Mandarin isn't the official language, in the Canada 🍁 150kw laser, that is some power. Would not want to be on the receiving end of that jolt.
How is covid-19 vaccination test going? That is amazing!!💪💪💪💪🇺🇸 Zew zew zew Duct tape 1/2 a disco ball to the nose your bombers and missiles - problem solved! Wow, that is fascinating. Awesome job! All the world problems I. E hunger, homelessness poverty and diseases will now be eradicated.....oh wait, never mind.
Old news. Look at the history of DARPA. Big deal. Canadian forces have successfully tested a used, British submarine that sustained only 'minor' flooding while submerged and did not catch on fire. Lol Meh. Let me know when they've mounted it to trained sharks. Does Flint Michigan have clean water yet? Is there any proof that isn't originating from the Navy? Third-party observer, maybe? Trump's military should be trusted about as much as him.
meanwhile Canada rummages through india's garbage for fighter jets lol But can they be mounted on the heads of sharks? Now THAT would be impressive! I sure hope they don't put them on angry sea bass.. Up Next, Storm Trooper Blaster. Great, and its now in the hands of the most corrupt US regime in history What could possibly go wrong
American citizens die from curable diseases because they don't have health care. I'm sure this laser will help. Well looks like we got a new meteor defense. That’s badass af Yippie! There's a day wasted... God how I love the future. Humanity will destroy itself because we focus on violence more than anything else
God Bless America. Jesus. It was bad enough playing peekaboo with those gattling guns. Hope for cloudy weather, I guess, or make your own fog. Money machine go zap What could possibly go wrong? ... Not traceable, trump is going to play Dark Vader without warning... Ok... the weapons are getting scarier. 😳
We have the snowbirds The future is here! Why can't we have cool toys like that?
U.S. accuses China of blocking resumption of U.S. flights, demands flight schedules from Chinese air carriersU.S. accuses China of blocking resumption of U.S. flights, demands flight schedules from Chinese air carriers GlobeBusiness globebusiness realDonaldTrump gne gne globebusiness I would too if they're coming from the largest Covid Hotspot. globebusiness Who wants to fly anyway?
U.S. planning massive coronavirus vaccine testing effort to meet year-end deadlineThe project will compress what is typically 10 years of vaccine development and testing into a matter of months Just pushing 'massive coronavirus vaccine' will not get you the right to vaccinate people. Wake up Canada, and smell the dung!
AstraZeneca secures orders for virus vaccine under testingDrug maker AstraZeneca said Thursday it had secured its first agreements for 400 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine it is testing, bolstered by an investment from the U.S. vaccine agency. I’m not taking this poison , I think all ctv staffers should try it first NOW THEY CAN SET THE PRICE ,WHERE IS BILL GATES ,HE HAS TO BE IN ON THIS .. “ I’ll pay for a hamburger tomorrow- but eat one today !”
British researchers aim to immunize more than 10,000 as studies into experimental COVID-19 vaccine advanceThe Oxford shot is one of about a dozen experimental vaccines in early stages of human testing or poised to start, mostly in China, the U.S. and Europe
Crews battle wildfire near Chester Grant, N.S.Fire has grown to more than 20 hectares; some structures reportedly destroyed Remember Canadian dickhead head to the towns ye F32king useless F32king w2nkers. 6 of 7 trucks were in McMurray dump when 2579 homes burnt.
U.S. accuses Beijing of not allowing Delta, United to fly passengers to ChinaIn an order posted online, the U.S. Transportation Department noted Delta Air Lines and United Airlines want to resume flights to China in June, even as Chinese carriers have continued U.S. flights during the COVID-19 pandemic. Escalating tensions Dang Oh, but Trump banned all flights from China on Jan 21. What a crock.