Laser Was Developed By NASA For The U.S. Navy
You might remember a story we posted last week about a new laser capable of killing drones without even touching them. Well, this week it looks like CNN got an exclusive on this new laser.
In the sometimes hostile waters of the Persian Gulf looms the US Navy’s first — in fact, the world’s first — active laser weapon.
LaWS begins with an advantage no other weapon ever invented comes even close to matching. It moves, by definition, at the speed of light. For comparison, that is 50,000 times the speed of an incoming ICBM.
“It is throwing massive amounts of photons at an incoming object,” said Lt. Cale Hughes, laser weapons system officer. “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.” Continue reading about NASA’s new drone killing laser.