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US Navy ready to deploy laser for first time

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#1    BFB


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Posted 18 February 2014 - 10:38 AM

Some of the Navy's futuristic weapons sound like something out of "Star Wars," with lasers designed to shoot down aerial drones and electric guns that fire projectiles at hypersonic speeds.

That future is now.

The Navy plans to deploy its first laser on a ship later this year, and it intends to test an electromagnetic rail gun prototype aboard a vessel within two years.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news...-laser.html#jCp

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 07:04 PM

As revolutionary as the rail gun might be, it seems if lasers can already shoot down objects that are going at hypersonic speeds then the rail gun is already doomed for obsolesce. Imagine where laser will be in 10 years, where will a rail gun have any advantage?

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