Tuesday, January 9, 2018

UK Navy's Weapons / Robots Look Like They're from A Galaxy Far, Far Away

"SCIENCE-fiction is becoming a reality as the Navy creates super hi-tech weaponry that will transform warfare.

Franchises such as 'Star Trek' and 'Star Wars' were thought of as fantastical when they were first released, but now things such as lasers and robots will be a staple of militaries.

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) began sponsoring research in the 1950s that helped develop the first lasers.

'Lasers' are an acronym for 'light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.'

The ONR is working on high-energy solid-state laser weapons and a prototype system was fitted on a Navy ship in 2014 which shot down unmanned aerial vehicles.?

Read more at the Express.

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