View Full Version : Shipboard Tactical laser Engages Small, Fast Attack Boats

09-02-2011, 12:00 PM
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...


09-02-2011, 01:42 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


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