Thread: Shipboard Tactical laser Engages Small, Fast Attack Boats

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  1. #1 Shipboard Tactical laser Engages Small, Fast Attack Boats 
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    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/ind...prototype.html
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    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.:(
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