- Laser will be installed as early as this fall and will be a ‘bolt-on capability’
- Prototype will not be integrated into the ship’s warfare system
The amphibious warship USS Portland is set to get a radical new version of the Navy’s laser weapon fitted for a historic test.
The laser weapon will be fitted to the ship later this year as a ‘technology demonstrator’ officials said.
It paves the way for laser weapons to be integrated across the Navy fleet.
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