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US Navy warships will soon be equipped with fearful combination weapons mounts boasting both heavy machine-guns and high powered laser rayguns, it has been announced.
Manufacturer Boeing says it has inked a teaming agreement with the US operations of arms globo-mammoth BAE Systems to build the Mk 38 Mod 2 Tactical Laser System to naval requirements. We learn that the new raygun installation will be based on the existing Mk 38 Machine Gun System, a robotic gun turret whose primary punch is provided by the fearsome M242 Bushmaster Chain Gun, effectively a light auto-cannon.
Originally posted by TrueBrit
reply to post by burntheships
Oh Jesus... Pirates with lazer pistols... flintlock lazer pistols, tazer cutlasses, and eyepatches with optical enhancements built in, hardwired to the nerves.... ye gods the badassery is overwhelming
Originally posted by pianopraze
That's really cool...
... now if they could only build a ship that didn't turn into a rust bucket overnight to hold this laser...
Originally posted by oniris
Umm, wouldn't this trivial solution just make it almost useless?
Coat the boats with a mirror-like material and spread a couple of mirror shields on board