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Navy eyeing laser weapon tech demo for next San Antonio-class ship

January 10, 2018 |
Jason Sherman
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The Navy is laying out plans to outfit an amphibious warship with a high-energy laser, expanding a technology demonstration with speed-of-light weapons in a follow-on to a 2014 the proof-of-concept deployment of a laser weapon on the Afloat Forward Staging Base Ponce. Capt. Brian Metcalf, LPD-17 and LX(R) Shipbuilding program manager, said his office and shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries are drawing up detailed plans to support integration of a directed energy capability on the San Antonio-class Portland (LPD-27) as soon...

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