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The laser weapon system (LaWS) was, for the first time, successfully deployed and operated aboard a naval vessel in the Persian Gulf!
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Prepare for the era of laser weapons – In the wake of the laser being put on the USS Ponce this summer, ONR is developing a similar weapon to be used on ground vehicles.
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Lasers, Rail Guns, and the Future of the Navy

It’s a new era: the Navy is about to take a big step for military-kind. This summer they will add the first ship-mounted laser to their fleet, and that’s just the beginning.
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Who doesn’t love controlling the ocean? Unless you’re Poseidon, the U.S. Navy has the next best thing. It’s dubbed the “Indoor Ocean” and holds about 12 MILLION gallons of water.
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We all know the old saying about the unfortunate soul who brought a knife to the gunfight. In the not-too-distant future, we should be able to say we bested our adversaries because we had lasers, and they showed up with …
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When you need to shoot down a drone, what better way to do it than with a laser? The Laser Weapon System (LaWS) temporarily installed aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) in San Diego, Calif., is a technology …
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A program managed by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to get ahead of epidemic outbreaks has led to the deployment of new healthcare monitoring and information collection technology in South America and Africa. Building off of an original project …
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The Office of Naval Research (ONR) continues to seek industry proposals to develop an affordable solid-state laser weapon prototype for Navy ships, part of a broad agency announcement published Aug. 14. “We are in the process of developing a laser weapon prototype for the …
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