US Navy to develop killer lasers in bid to dominate future battles


The US Navy plans to develop a ship-board laser weapon that would swiftly incinerate enemy drones, sea vessels, aircraft and missiles through a 3-year deal with major arms maker Northrop Grumman, officials have said.

“This system employs multi-spectral target detection and track capabilities as well as an advanced off-axis beam director with improved fiber laser technologies to provide extended target engagement ranges,” said Tom Beutner, who directs the US Air Warfare and Weapons branch of the Office of Naval Research (ONR), as quoted in a Friday report by online military journal Scout Warrior.

“Improvements of high power fiber lasers used to form the laser beam enable the increased power levels and extended range capabilities,” he added. 

The 12-month, $53-million accord with the ONR will develop a Laser Weapon System Demonstrator through three phases that include the initial design phase, ground-testing phase and then weapons testing at sea…

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  • Zaphod Braden

    Didn’t they do that in “Atlas Shrugged”?
    Our Military Jackasses should be confined to horses and swords.

    • Nexusfast123

      They would stuff that up as well.

  • Johnny Jones

    Buy a good sized mirror

    • yep

      you are so correct, this will stop these lasers, and all lasers, in fact when a drone come by , it will be loaded with mirrors, and they can shoot all they want . but it will not help

  • L Garou

    Will it shoot underwater, because those subs are still #1 on the hit parade..

  • Nexusfast123

    Another fantasy boondoggle for the defence contractors to feed upon.

  • leevitowt

    The public sees the ‘science,’ the merchants see the ‘fiction.’

  • JosephConrad

    Russia’s initiative is already under way with much success. So it’s another race to HELL !

  • Jayzze

    Is this the same super lazer that they have been saying they have had for years but its just been one great big psyop. they have shown pictures and such of this supposed super lazer that was like big as a truck, but it never worked quite right or reliably so they just lied and said it was an actual working weapon in their arsenal. Problem with lying about stuff to scare the enemy is if you used that story ages ago, and you forgot that you used it and now here they come with it again like its new news. well problem is your enemies are not stupid and they remember that old story from the last time you tried to scare them so they now know its just that a psyop story nothing more.