posted on Apr, 12 2014 @ 10:08 PM
Definately not a fast acting weapon.
Look how long it takes to burn a drone.
How is it going to deal with 5 or 10 or 20 missiles fired at it at Mach speeds?
They're wasting their money if this is just for use against drones and boats.
They already scrapped the airbourne lasers for this reason. Too costly and impractical.
edit on 11-4-2014 by pookle because: (no reason given)
We don't know for sure whether the laser was o. Full power or not,
The airborne laser was scrapped because it was indeed impractical that does t mean the idea of airborne lasers has been canned, if the naval based
laser is only be used against drones then again it is impractical...
Light is faster than a missile, development will continue, again if bigger land base or space based lasers were if they're not already constructed
then I think missiles are likely already obsolete