The laser systems will be for the US troop aircraft, drones, vehicles and even boats.
Star Wars is the irresistible hype almost everyone is getting entwined into. Another member of the Star Wars fever seems to be the US military. The US military announced their plan to build laser cannons inspired by the Star Wars franchise.
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American companies will be developing laser systems for US troops. The laser systems will be used by aircraft, drones, vehicles and boats of the US military. While the laser may not be as mighty as the ones in Star Wars they will be quite lethal.
A few options on the laser systems have been released. One of them is the Drone Slaying Laser, according to FoxNews. The laser is being developed by Boeing to destroy drones. The laser is also called the Compact Laser Weapon System.
It will be a lighter, smaller, easily transportable version. Boeing is already a powerful High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator. According to Boeing the laser can burn a hole in the drone, forcing it to crash.
Another one is the Aircraft Lasers. The laser will be developed by Lockheed Martin, which has been testing a laser turret for fighter jets. The aircraft will have a mounted 360-degree turret which can fire in any direction.
The laser would be able to fly near the speed of sound. The laser is being developed for DARPA and the Air Force Research Laboratory.
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Another potential laser system is called the Hellhound Vehicle with Mounted Laser. It will be a new military vehicle equipped with a laser weapon. It will be developed by the Northrop Grumman.