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megimoo
09-02-2011, 11:00 AM
Laser weapons experts from the Boeing Co. Directed Energy Systems segment in Huntsville, Ala., the BAE Systems U.S. U.S. Combat Systems segment in Minneapolis, and the U.S. Navy have tested a shipboard prototype tactical laser weapon based on the Navy's Mk 38 MOD 2 deck gun, during which experts tested the laser weapon against a simulated attack by fast, maneuvering small attack boats, intermingled with neutral boat traffic..... The tests of the Mk 38 MOD 2 Tactical Laser System (TLS) concept were at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The Mk 38 tactical...

http://www.militaryaerospace.com/index/display/mae-defense-executive-article-display/6709040127/articles/military-aerospace-electronics/executive-watch-2/2011/8/shipboard-prototype.html

Starbuck
09-02-2011, 12:42 PM
Just think:

Todays Bad Guys may have to deal with a remote controlled one of these:
25mm...that's 1 inch
Range....1.5 miles
Rate of fire....180/minute

http://www.militaryaerospace.com/etc/medialib/new-lib/mae/print-articles/volume-22/issue-04.Par.8516.Image.375.266.1.gif

And tomorrow it gets a laser. I would not want to be on the receiving end of either weapon.:(