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posted by Dopefish on Wednesday February 19 2014, @10:30AM   Printer-friendly
from the shoop-da-woop dept.

Sir Garlon writes:

"According to the Associated Press, the US Navy has announced plans to actually deploy an operational laser weapon aboard the USS Ponce later this year.

The solid-state laser weapon system is designed to target what the Navy describes as 'asymmetrical threats.' Those include aerial drones, speed boats and swarm boats, all potential threats to warships in the Persian Gulf, where the Ponce, a floating staging base, is set to be deployed.

'It fundamentally changes the way we fight,' said Capt. Mike Ziv, program manager for directed energy and electric weapon systems for the Naval Sea Systems Command."

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  • (Score: 1) by BsAtHome on Wednesday February 19 2014, @11:52AM

    by BsAtHome (889) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @11:52AM (#2348)

    That would so totally depend on the shark.
    It is never too late to find a bigger species, or, alternatively, evolution may produce a suitable carrier.

  • (Score: 3, Funny) by MrGuy on Wednesday February 19 2014, @01:01PM

    by MrGuy (1007) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @01:01PM (#2400)

    Evolution already did*. Sadly, it was too awesome to survive. []

    *Comment void in Kansas, Texas, Arkansas.