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Laser Warfare To Become A Reality By 2020

Laser warfare in the sky could become a reality sooner than you think. The U.S. Navy has already deployed a laser weapon system aboard the USS Ponce that can attack and destroy small boats, drones, and light aircraft. And now the U.S. Air Force is confident of gaining laser warfare capabilities within the next five years.

Laser warfare systems to have a lower 'cost per shot'

Air Force General Hawk Carlisle said at the Air Force Association Air & Space conference that directed energy pods could be put on the U.S. fighter jets "very soon." These armaments of the "fifth-generation warfare" can burn combat aircraft, missiles, and drones clean out of the...