Navy Laser Weapon System LaWS will be deployed in 2014

Added: April 9, 2013 (about 1 year ago) share on facebookshare on twitter

Duration (5:26) Views: 786,634 by TopGunMilitary Category: People

Likes: 965 Dislikes: 140

Go to Youtube


Video Description

The U.S. Navy has unveiled a futuristic new ship mounted infrared laser weapon that officials say could be used to shoot down drones and disable other ships, all without significant costs for ammunition.

The Navy said it intends to deploy the weapon, the Laser Weapons System (LaWS), to the Persian Gulf area in 2014 in what some are saying is a response to Iran's ongoing development of a fleet of drones.

Navy officials will install the high-powered laser weapon on the USS Ponce, which is responsible for naval operations in the Persian Gulf area and the Horn of Africa, over the next year, according to NBC News. The laser will become fully operational by summer 2014.

Officials said LaWS may initially be used for encounters with antagonizing small boats and vessels, which Iran has been known to operate, that pose a threat to larger Navy ships. But the high-powered new technology could eventually be used to combat airborne threats, including missiles and drones.

The firepower released from LaWS, in the form of a high-powered infrared laser, can strike down drones in seconds flat.

show Comments


Related Videos

World's Most Powerful Handheld Laser - Review & Giveaway!
September 22, 2010 (over 3 years ago)
Author: kipkay
Views: 8,123,211
Category: Tech
4:05
Tags:
Tesla Laser Weapon System (LaWS) (HD)
April 12, 2013 (about 1 year ago)
HD
Views: 1,364,864
Category: Tech
3:37
Tags:
Terminator Weaponry - Future Weapons
December 3, 2012 (about 1 year ago)
Author: DiscoveryTV
Views: 3,195,574
Category: Tech
3:48
Tags:
Power of Nanotechnology Video #Blow Mind
April 11, 2013 (about 1 year ago)
HD
Views: 10,840,204
Category: Education
8:09
Tags:
Boeing YAL-1 Airborne Laser Testbed
February 22, 2010 (over 4 years ago)
Views: 1,494,461
Category: Tech
1:59
Tags:
Navy's Modern Warships (Full Documentary)
July 29, 2013 (about 1 year ago)
Author: YouGuysHello
Views: 1,476,977
Category: People
1:29:59
Tags:
High Energy Laser Destroys Rocket!
May 10, 2013 (about 1 year ago)
HD
Author: ampedin
Views: 350,540
Category: News
1:31
Tags:
The Five Worst Weapons Still in Use - Truthloader
September 17, 2013 (11 months ago)
HD
Author: truthloader
Views: 7,241,148
Category: News
7:16
Tags:
SUPER FAST Piasecki X 49A Helicopter for US Military
February 5, 2014 (6 months ago)
HD
Views: 1,314,065
Category: Autos
3:55
Tags:
New Military Technology 2014 Total Invisibility Achieved
January 15, 2014 (7 months ago)
Views: 184,297
Category: Tech
7:33
Tags:
Portable 1.25kJ Coilgun
September 15, 2010 (over 3 years ago)
Author: Larsplatoon
Views: 1,812,148
Category: Tech
4:16
Tags:
Top 10 Airplane Crosswind Landings B747 A330 A380
October 19, 2010 (over 3 years ago)
HD
Views: 7,068,826
Category: Entertainment
3:25
Tags:
Deadliest weapons ever invented- Metal Storm
December 22, 2009 (over 4 years ago)
Views: 11,822,624
Category: Tech
3:23
Tags:
US Navy is deploying the HAARP platform SBX-1 to hit North Korea with earthquakes!!??
April 3, 2013 (about 1 year ago)
Views: 243,880
Category: News
7:59
Tags:
Lock N' Load: Artillery | Military Channel Documentary
June 30, 2013 (about 1 year ago)
Author: GunsWeapons
Views: 3,500,230
Category: Education
44:55
Tags:
Israeli FUTURE FIREPOWER! IWI New Weapons + ISDEF Display (NEW 2013) | HD
June 10, 2013 (about 1 year ago)
Author: MrIlanKudlis
Views: 782,151
Category: Music
7:53
Tags:
SUPER FAST US Navy M80 Stiletto Stealth Ship
December 28, 2013 (7 months ago)
Views: 904,358
Category: Autos
1:42
Tags:
US navy to deploy laser attack weapon in Persian Gulf
April 9, 2013 (about 1 year ago)
HD
Author: 77bakimci
Views: 568,815
Category: News
1:11
Tags:
SUPERFAST GUN MACH 7 General Atomics Blitzer Railgun for US Navy
October 29, 2013 (9 months ago)
Views: 669,736
Category: Autos
4:43
Tags:
The Best Fighter Aircraft Ever Made (Full Documentary)
October 1, 2013 (10 months ago)
Views: 2,246,291
Category: People
43:55
Tags:
The Largest Aircraft Carrier in The World (full video)
January 5, 2014 (7 months ago)
HD
Author: itsd3000
Views: 4,586,402
Category: Education
44:32
Tags:
Stryker Armoured Combat Vehicle - Future Weapons
December 14, 2012 (about 1 year ago)
Author: DiscoveryTV
Views: 1,134,483
Category: Entertainment
1:58
Tags:
★ CHINESE NAVY 2014 ★
June 19, 2013 (about 1 year ago)
HD
Author: MegaRoquero
Views: 258,891
Category: Entertainment
3:03
Tags:

Site generated in 0.22s
Send me a message from the ps3! PSN: PSYoutube
see our privacy policy