U.S. Navy for the first time on their own ships will position the laser gun. This was stated by the official dealer department Vice-Admiral Matthew Klunder
Standard weapon capable of destroying drones, will be located in a converted mother ship Navy ship «Pons», which is located in the Persian Gulf, according to ITAR-TASS. Willing to implement the plan for 2014 fiscal year, which begins October 1, 2013. Newest weapon cost about $ 30 million
But South American military are convinced that the cost savings will turn, as the price of the 1st laser shot will not exceed $ 1 «Compare this to the hundreds of thousands of dollars in costs to launch and you will see the advantages of this project,» — said Klunder.
Talking about a weapon that can be used for both «blinding» spy camera and to hit a target, reports CBS News. In this case the laser gun in a state completely incapacitate observation equipment without destroying the plane, either to fire a warning shot. With all this pitching can not affect the pointing accuracy, even in rough sea laser gun can «keep the target.»
It should be noted that the U.S. is going to be held from 6 to 30 May, the big international demining exercise and protection of maritime infrastructure in the Persian Gulf. The exercise will take place against the backdrop of continuing tensions around Iran’s nuclear programs from just perceive their role about 30 states.