A US Navy warship has successfully tested a new high-energy laser weapon that can destroy a flying plane.
New York: A US Navy warship has successfully tested a new high-energy laser weapon that can destroy a flying plane. The Navy said in a statement on Friday that the laser weapon, which it calls Directed Energy Weapons (DEW), can also work effectively against drones or small armed boats.
In a photo and video shared by the Navy’s Pacific fleet that destroyed the drone aircraft from a USS Portland dock ship, “First implementation of a high-energy class solid-state laser at the system level”. was shown. The power of this weapon is expected to be a 150 kW laser. The photo also shows the laser emanating from the deck of the battleship.
The test took place in May.
The Navy did not provide information in its statement about where the laser weapon system (LWSD) was tested, but indicated that Test 16 took place in the Pacific in May. Let us know that the U.S. Navy has developed 150 guided energy (DEW) weapons, including lasers. DEWs are electromagnetic systems that convert chemical or electrical energy into radiated energy and can focus on a target, leading to its destruction.
The statement said: “Developing DEWs from the Navy such as LWSD is beneficial for the immediate war and increases the commander’s choice and offers options for response.” According to the Navy, laser weapons can be effective against drones or small armed boats.