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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

US Navy ready to deploy laser for 1st time

A high-speed camera captures the first full-energy shots from an electromagnetic launcher at a test facility in Dahlgren, Va. The Navy plans to deploy its first laser on a ship in 2014, and intends to test an electromagnetic rail gun prototype aboard a vessel within the following two years.