Watch this Navy Ship Take Out a Drone with a Laser! [VIDEO]
It may seem like Star Wars technology, but yes we can now blow things up with lasers!
It’s no secret that the U.S. Military has been working with lasers for a while now. The Air Force wants to use lasers as weapons on fighter jets. The Navy, well, they like to use them to blow stuff up!
In this video released yesterday by the Navy, they show off there boringly named ‘Laser Weapon System.’ The laser blasts a drone with a beam that causes the drone to burst into flames. Safe to say, you would not want to be on the receiving end of this bad boy.
Another cool thing about this laser is it’s cost. Missiles and bombs are thousands of dollars a pop. This laser operates at about $1 a shot!
These lasers will be on Navy ships by 2014. The future of warfare is here.