Navy laser test footage: How the Laser Weapon System works (VIDEO).

Watch the Navy’s New Laser Destroy Things

Watch the Navy’s New Laser Destroy Things

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Dec. 15 2014 5:46 PM

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Test footage from the Navy’s laser is here. It works as intended.

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The 30-kilowatt Laser Weapon System, installed on the Navy's USS Ponce, is a capable weapon: test footage shows it taking out several targets including two ships and a drone.