Lazer Weapon Tested By Navy

The U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet announced the test of Portland‘s laser weapon, which is formally known as the Laser Weapon System Demonstrator (LWSD) Mk 2 Mod 0, on May 22, 2020. The test itself took place on May 16 at an unspecified location in the Pacific Ocean. The service described the event as “the first system-level implementation of a high-energy class solid-state laser,” but did not say if this was the first time that the ship has actually fired the weapon.

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