|Lasers. Game over world.|
You hear that badguys? That's right. Once again the US Navy has proven it has the biggest and best guns. This time straight out of the future. So don't fuck around or you may find yourself reinacting the fate of so many C.O.B.R.A. troops on the battlefield. That is, getting blown the hell up by a damn laser.
LaWS is meant to shoot down unmanned and light aircraft as well as disable small swarming fast boats, but one day its successors could augment and even replace traditional 'kinetic' CIWS systems like the Phalanx and the Rolling-Airframe Missile. The 30kw laser cost the Navy about $40M over the better part of a decade to develop, with the next step being a much more powerful 100kw laser.
Also, it's a god damn laser that blows up things. Totally worth it.
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Lasers dude. Lasers.