https://www.zekiah.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/logo.png 0 0 Fawn Kildoo https://www.zekiah.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/logo.png Fawn Kildoo2014-11-17 20:45:412019-05-22 16:10:08Navy Deploys Laser Weapon System
Navy Deploys Laser Weapon System
Except from article published on bloomberg.com on 11/14/2014
The U.S. Navy has deployed on a command ship in the Persian Gulf its first laser weapon capable of destroying a target.
The amphibious transport ship USS Ponce has been patrolling with a prototype 30-kilowatt-class Laser Weapon System since late August, according to officials. The laser is mounted facing the bow, and can be fired in several modes — from a dazzling warning flash to a destructive beam — and can set a drone or small boat on fire.
Zekiah provided software engineering and testing for this system.