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US to deploy new laser weapon to Persian Gulf

08.04.2013 23:53

Though drones may be getting most of the attention these days, the US Navy is getting set to deploy its first solid-state laser weapon aboard the USS Ponce in what it calls an “at-sea demonstration,” a technology that could revolutionize global warfare.

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Adagio 22.03.2014 05:47

For those pmips who are hung up on the engless definition of ponce:

From old Spanish "Ponce" = "Prince"
Ponce deLeon = The Lion Prince

It is also a spanish surname.


dbzwolle 02.05.2013 20:54

Mark Holland, Good point I'm not aware of the recharge rate, I'm sure that's top-secret! I'm willing to guess that one of the off-planet engines is in this puppy....That means very fast recharge rate, almost like a pulsed-laser rifle or pulsed energy weapon! Multiple shots with multiple kills!


dbzwolle 02.05.2013 20:48

I told that kid not to fool around, Kim Jong-un's! This is only one of Americas energy bases weapon, Raytheon crated this bad-boy a long time ago! I saw a You-tube video with this Weapon knock ordnance out of the sky! No kidding! You know how fast ordnance travels? Missiles are no-big-deal there bigger! So, Kim Jong-un's I guess you better grab your tail straps and hang on! America's been out fighting Aliens, how easy is it going to be them to fight you?????? Get a clue KID, and stand-down!

Anonymous user 25.04.2013 10:19

Gotta love blk diamonds and the occasional genius brain meltdown. April m

Anonymous user 16.04.2013 18:51

This thing is badass. I can't wait to see it in action!

Anonymous user 14.04.2013 12:16

Fascinating weapon. Unfortunate about the operator. Hopefully, others shall develop the same weapon.

Anonymous user 09.04.2013 21:18

"USS Ponce"! What a joke of a name. Does anyone else know the English meaning of ponce?

Anonymous user 09.04.2013 14:04

Old News. We've had a flying version of this tech for years. Google Airborne Laser Testbed (ALTB).


Lindsey Hewitt Taylor 09.04.2013 13:51

Thoughts anyone???

Anonymous user 09.04.2013 11:21

Lol, rusty USS Ponzi with the laser will rule the world soon. Just give Pentagon more money now.

Anonymous user 09.04.2013 10:36

Me thinks RT users be jealous

Anonymous user 09.04.2013 09:56

funny seeing US waste billions tryin to make cheesy scifi into reality. US junk is bunk. what a con!

Anonymous user 09.04.2013 09:54

Here's how I make 85 billion $ a day: I sell America a wepons system that does not work. Ha! Ha! Ha!

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