Jul 22, 2017

America’s latest Drone destroyer! Featured

Drones which are similar to an eagle’s eye, are used for surveillance as well as spying purposes which is sometimes a worrisome invention as could also pose a threat to security.  

Military experts point out that these drones can be developed to pursue targets and carry out attacks.

Hence, the US Navy has been working on a weapon that could target fast moving drones.

The United States Navy has demonstrated a new laser weapon operating in the Persian Gulf to target drones at a cost of around $40 million.

The Laser Weapons System, or LaWS, is deployed on the USS Ponce transport ship and was tested recently.

Because the weapon operates at the speed of light, it can immediately hit and destroy a target. This is about 50,000 times faster than an incoming intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM.

The laser contains large amounts of photons that shoot intense energy destroying its targets with fire and heat of around 30 KW in temperature.