U.S. Navy Laser Weapon Shoots Down Drone in Test

This new unclassified silent video shows during a recent test, a Navy laser using a tracking system from Raytheon to shoot down the unmanned aerial vehicles with lasers.

US weapons manufacturer Raytheon showcased footage of its Laser Weapons System (LaWS) at the Farnborough Air Show in the UK. The 50 kilowatt solid state laser downed four unmanned drones during tests in California in April, according to the company. This animation provides a representation of how the system works.

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