laser-weapon-boatWith the help of Northrop Grumman, the U.S. Navy is testing an outrageously expensive method for targeting Somali pirates and other seafaring threats on small boats or jets skis: lasers! The military contractor was awarded $98 million for the “Maritime Laser Demonstration (MLD) in early July. Next up: installing a prototype of the laser on a ship and testing it on a remote-controlled small boat within the next 18 months.” |Popsci via TWBE|