LaWS Laser Weapon System

Developed by the US Navy, the futuristic Laser Weapon System (LaWS) is a directed-energy weapon uses an infrared beam from a solid-state laser array which can be tuned to high output to destroy the target or low output to warn or cripple the sensors of a target. Scalable power levels allow it to be used on low-power to dazzle a person’s eye to non-lethally make them turn away from a threatening posture, and increase to 30,000 watts to fry sensors, burn out motors, and detonate explosive materials. Against a vital point on small UAVs, one can be shot down in as little as two seconds. When facing small boats, the laser would target a craft’s motor to disable it and make it “dead in the water,” then repeating this against others in rapid succession, requiring only a few seconds of firing per boat. Click here to view the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing insane Grand Theft Auto trick shots.

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