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  1. #1 Shipboard Tactical laser Engages Small, Fast Attack Boats 
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    Aug 2005
    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...
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    Mar 2010
    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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