TODAY   |  April 09, 2013

Navy deploys new laser to shoot down drones

The Navy has announced its latest weapon, a laser that targets drones and small ships. The cost for using the laser is about one dollar per shot, compared to thousands for the Gatling gun ammo it will replace.

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>>> the navy is hailing its latest weapon as future of warfare. the navy will deploy a laser on its ships capable of shooting down drones and hostile ships. the laser cost about $1 per shot compared to hundreds of thousands of dollars to set off a missile.