The United States Navy finally revealed perhaps its most deadly laser technology weapon for the future.
Naturally and carefully not to reveal too much, the Navy named this new weapon LAWS (Laser Weapons System). It looks like a modest sized telescope but can set flames to moving targets on ground, in water or in the air.
Not to waste time, the Navy has already announced it will place this all new weapon aboard a ship in the Persian Gulf early in 2014.
In fact, the Navy revealed in a test last summer, off the coast of California, that this laser weapon set flames to a fast approaching drone sending it crashing into the Pacific.
How about its accuracy? How about 3 for 3 in shooting down drones during this test and if you count previous tests, it’s a whopping twelve out of twelve!
Meaning… such kill power along with accuracy meets Navy SEALS high expectations!
But news regarding this new technology only gets better. Although many of the details remain classified, we know that LAWS can be integrated with the Navy ships existing weapons. Meaning costs and time placing LAWS on already-built ships will be minimized.
The best of news of all could be the costs. Although the Navy has spent nearly forty million in research, it’s reported that each ‘laser strike’ will cost less than a single dollar!
Now, aside from having cheaper operational costs, replacing ‘beams’ for ‘bullets’ can be a positive for a military that’s cutting budgets even if your first name is NAVY and last name SEALS.
Just think about it, the high tech laser guns would be perfect for SEAL Teams ‘high-speed’ patrol boats. Better yet, the lasers could offer little or no tattle tell noises that guns normally do. It’s no secret that these guns can be deadly quite!
All to say, perfect for SEALS! As we all already know, Navy SEALS are the ultimate ‘silent’ warriors.