Watch a Laser Cannon Shoot Down a Drone

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The US Navy has a big new toy – the USS Ponce with its massive laser cannon.

This giant cannon can shoot objects from great distance, moving at speed and with incredible accuracy. In one of their tests in the video bellow, they fire at an object aboard a boat, alongside a dummy that comes away completely unscathed thanks to the laser’s precise shot.

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Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, chief of naval research, said:

“We ran this particular weapon, a prototype, through some extremely tough paces, and it locked on and destroyed the targets we designated with near-instantaneous lethality. Laser weapons are powerful, affordable and will play a vital role in the future of naval combat operations.”

Source: Gizmodo

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  • Wayne

    Great. I can’t think of a better things to do than to spend millions of taxpayers bucks on weapons of destruction.

    • porkleaker

      Yeah, spend it all on candy and pizza!

      • radicom56

        Candy and Pizza for all!