A 'Star Wars' Future Is Here
The future of equally dangerous and awesome technology is getting ever closer. On Tuesday, the U.S. Navy and Raytheon announced they had successfully used a high-powered, solid state laser to shoot down multiple drones over the coast of California. Once the technology is perfected, the defense contractor hopes to deliver a laser system that can shoot down incoming missiles, UAVs, or even aircraft. Aside from the sheer cool factor, the laser system would be a boon for Navy ships, which would otherwise have to use valuable storage space for missiles and other projectiles — with a laser, one has an unlimited "magazine" capacity, confined only by how much power one can produce.
You can read Raytheon's press release here.
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