The US Navy showed tests of laser weapons, LWSD Mark, 2 MOD 0, which took place on the landing ship USS Portland, the newspaper “Vzglyad” writes.
The video is hosted on YouTube video hosting.
During testing, weapons destroyed an unmanned aerial vehicle. The development relies on a Northrop Grumman solid-state laser. The gun is assembled in the laboratory of the U.S. Navy.
“By conducting advanced tests at sea against unmanned aerial vehicles and small vessels, we will receive valuable information about the capabilities of a solid-state laser weapon system demonstrator against potential threats,” said ship commander Kerry Sanders.
According to him, new weapons can change the war at sea.