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Navy wants lasers to knock out drones
Wednesday - 8/15/2012, 8:47am EDT
The Office of Naval Research is asking industry for proposals to develop the new weapon. A demonstration has already shown what's possible.
Last year, a directed energy, kilowatt-scale laser disabled a small boat target. This summer, several Navy components, including Sea Systems and Missile Defense Commands, have been jointly testing laser prototypes mounted on a destroyer. They're collecting data to feed into future laser developments.
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