Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
DEAL: For $25 - Add A Second Phone Number To Your Smartphone for life! Use promo code SLASHDOT25. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! ×
The Military

Submission + - Navy Planning to Build Laser Cannon in Four Years (wired.com) 1

CowboyRobot writes: "The US Navy is months away from requesting bids from contractors to construct a laser weapon for its ships, now that the technology is feasible. "The key point came last April, when the Navy put a test laser firing a (relatively weak) 15-kilowatt beam aboard a decommissioned destroyer... the Martime Laser Demonstrator cut through choppy California waters, an overcast sky and salty sea air to burn through the outboard engine of a moving motorboat a mile away.""
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Navy Planning to Build Laser Cannon in Four Years

Comments Filter:

"It is better for civilization to be going down the drain than to be coming up it." -- Henry Allen

Working...