|A Laser weapon waiting to be loaded on to a ship|
Photo: U S Navy
Successfully tested a number of times at land bases and about ship the weapon is now on active duty. One has been installed on the USS Ponce and is on patrol in the Persian Gulf.
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Here are the results of one test. A remotely controlled airplane is shot down by a laser:
|Photo: U S Navy|