Wednesday, January 13, 2016

U.S. Navy Reveals Details About Lasers on Next-Gen Ships

A new U.S. Navy large surface combatant might feature futuristic weapons that, until now, have been the province of science fiction.
According to a recent interview with a top naval official, the Navy envisions that its next-generation large surface combatant—or destroyer-cruise-size—ships might be armed with host of lasers, railguns and even particle beam weapons, in addition to regular missile tubes. The new design is intended as a replacement for both the Flight III Arleigh Burke-class and the Ticonderoga-class ships.
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