For all you weapons and hi-tech buffs out there, here’s another hi-tech killer—the Laser Weapons System (LaWS).
This particular laser weapon was test fired from the USS Ponce, a converted amphibious transport dock now being used as a testing platform for hi-tech weapons like LaWS, but the system can also be mounted on specialized trucks, etc. to make it mobile.
At present, LaWS is capable of shooting down mortar rounds and drones, but that will likely change as more powerful laser systems are developed.
We are moving closer and closer to a ‘Star Wars’ reality all the time.