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Fact from fiction: Are high-energy laser weapons, such as the Tactical Laser Weapon, likely to replace shipboard machine guns?

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The notion of laser weapons used to be the stuff of outer-space fiction, but not for too much longer. High-energy lasers and their potential future role in the nation’s weapons arsenal dominate military research and development.

Just last week, Boeing and BAE Systems announced they’ve demonstrated a prototype laser cannon that can be bolted to the decks of warships to deter pirates, drug smugglers, and even swarms of small attack boats, the likes of which Navy surface forces have already confronted in the Persian Gulf.

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Nelson Propane

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