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Here’s Another ‘Star Wars’ Weapon, the Laser Weapon System (LaWS)

For all you weapons and hi-tech buffs out there, here’s another hi-tech killer—the Laser Weapons System (LaWS).

This particular laser weapon was test fired from the USS Ponce, a converted amphibious transport dock now being used as a testing platform for hi-tech weapons like LaWS, but the system can also be mounted on specialized trucks, etc. to make it mobile.

At present, LaWS is capable of shooting down mortar rounds and drones, but that will likely change as more powerful laser systems are developed.

We are moving closer and closer to a ‘Star Wars’ reality all the time.



John Andress
Having had many eclectic experiences and expressing interest in so many varied things in life has suited my role as Editor-in-Chief of Vision Times. Being trained in the sciences, I worked in the medical field. Scuba diving was a passion, being part owner of a scuba shop, and I enjoyed diving around the world. Raising reptiles of all sorts, including poisonous snakes, was also one of my hobbies when living in the U.S. After moving to Australia in the 80s, I became an avid organic grower of tropical fruits and vegetables, which my wife and I partake of year-round, as well as many of our friends. My newest endeavor has been to become a “bikie” — an eBikie, which I do every day not only to get exercise, but also to have a break from slaving over my computer most of the day. Obviously, China is also a passion, which is something VT specializes in, so I feel very fortunate to have a role here at Vision Times.

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