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VIDEO: USS Portland Fires Laser Weapon, Downs Drone in First At-Sea Test

 
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VIDEO: USS Portland Fires Laser Weapon, Downs Drone in First At-Sea Test
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Amphibious ship USS Portland (LPD-27) shot down a drone with a laser weapon during a first-of-its-kind at-sea test of the Navy’s high-energy laser weapon system.

The Navy is currently developing and testing a portfolio of laser weapons, some of which are more powerful but only suited for ships with greater power-generation capabilities, like the San Antonio-class amphibious transport docks (LPD-17), while others are less powerful but could be fielded on a greater variety of ships, including the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer.

In this test, Portland fired its high-power laser weapon at an unmanned aerial vehicle while operating off Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on May 16, U.S. Pacific Fleet announced in a news release today.

“By conducting advanced at sea tests against UAVs and small crafts, we will gain valuable information on the capabilities of the Solid State Laser Weapons System Demonstrator against potential threats,” Capt. Karrey Sanders, commanding officer of Portland, said in the news release.

“The Solid State Laser Weapons System Demonstrator is a unique capability the Portland gets to test and operate for the Navy, while paving the way for future weapons systems,” he added. “With this new advanced capability, we are redefining war at sea for the Navy.”
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Re: VIDEO: USS Portland Fires Laser Weapon, Downs Drone in First At-Sea Test
New weapon out of the box...just in time for...
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I can't wait for this guy to show up here.


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Hopefully, before we do something REALLY stupid.
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Re: VIDEO: USS Portland Fires Laser Weapon, Downs Drone in First At-Sea Test
russia did that in 1952
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Re: VIDEO: USS Portland Fires Laser Weapon, Downs Drone in First At-Sea Test
russia did that in 1952
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Proof?

Video?
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Q kept mentioning this
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Q kept mentioning this
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goon


Can you post a link?
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Re: VIDEO: USS Portland Fires Laser Weapon, Downs Drone in First At-Sea Test
Merit mentioned this.
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Re: VIDEO: USS Portland Fires Laser Weapon, Downs Drone in First At-Sea Test
russia did that in 1952
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whatever
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Merit mentioned this.
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Do you have a link to a thread?



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Q kept mentioning this
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:goon:


Can you post a link?
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Actual Qtards quote Qpost numbers.

Insufferably.
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Q kept mentioning this
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goon


Can you post a link?
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Actual Qtards quote Qpost numbers.

Insufferably.
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I just thought it might be entertaining.



I'm not a Q man.
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Re: VIDEO: USS Portland Fires Laser Weapon, Downs Drone in First At-Sea Test
Merit mentioned this.
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Do you have a link to a thread?



He and I aren't exactly simpatico or I would PM him.
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No.(too lazy) We conversed about some passive rare-earth laser amplifiers. and Russian weapons/ missiles. Strangely enough, jet powered trains were in the same conversation.

It was a few years ago.

I am pretty sure I was logged in under "Swamprat".
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Merit mentioned this.
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Do you have a link to a thread?



He and I aren't exactly simpatico or I would PM him.
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No.(too lazy) We conversed about some passive rare-earth laser amplifiers. and Russian weapons/ missiles. Strangely enough, jet powered trains were in the same conversation.

It was a few years ago.

I am pretty sure I was logged in under "Swamprat".
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Jet-powered trains?

I kinda want one.


Cool.
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Re: VIDEO: USS Portland Fires Laser Weapon, Downs Drone in First At-Sea Test
Vaporizes houses too, oh wait, that's called forest fires.

I forgot.
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Re: VIDEO: USS Portland Fires Laser Weapon, Downs Drone in First At-Sea Test
Remember, what they show you openly is already obsolete.
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Re: VIDEO: USS Portland Fires Laser Weapon, Downs Drone in First At-Sea Test
Remember, what they show you openly is already obsolete.
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Well, stealth wasn't obsolete in the First Gulf War when they first broke it out.
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Merit mentioned this.
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Do you have a link to a thread?



He and I aren't exactly simpatico or I would PM him.
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No.(too lazy) We conversed about some passive rare-earth laser amplifiers. and Russian weapons/ missiles. Strangely enough, jet powered trains were in the same conversation.

It was a few years ago.

I am pretty sure I was logged in under "Swamprat".
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Checked and was unable to find any conversation such as I described, but Merit did make a thread on missiles, The Space Force, Korea that has the information.
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Merit mentioned this.
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Do you have a link to a thread?



He and I aren't exactly simpatico or I would PM him.
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No.(too lazy) We conversed about some passive rare-earth laser amplifiers. and Russian weapons/ missiles. Strangely enough, jet powered trains were in the same conversation.

It was a few years ago.

I am pretty sure I was logged in under "Swamprat".
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 231403


Checked and was unable to find any conversation such as I described, but Merit did make a thread on missiles, The Space Force, Korea that has the information.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 231403

Interesting -- Space Force and Korea.


Couple of things that might relate to making this weapon public right now.
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Re: VIDEO: USS Portland Fires Laser Weapon, Downs Drone in First At-Sea Test
I'm just gonna throw this out there:

Thread: North Korean TV erasing Kim Jong Un’s Supreme Commander emblem
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Merit's thread:

Thread: Let Me Tell You a "Secret" - The US Space Force, Laser Cannons and North Korea.

I just five-starred it actually.
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Remember this ... ...
This footage has been updated to include the view from a helicopter starting at 40 seconds ... Warning ( Do not watch this part if epileptic or have seizures ) ...

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Whats its kill distance capability?
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Re: VIDEO: USS Portland Fires Laser Weapon, Downs Drone in First At-Sea Test
Something I'm still pretty proud of: I was the only one to take down the drone at AIT -- Vulcan -- Air Defense Artillery -- manual (daytime) visual. 1991.


I'm a pretty good shot.

;)


I would give my left nut to fire one of these lasers.



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They been able to do this openly for yeeeaarrrssss

gota be a reason they're showing it openly NOW

keep them eyes open. They could start frying our cities calling it something else... oh , wait...
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Whats its kill distance capability?
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I would guess that would depend on atmospherics.

1dunno1

Maybe someone else can field that one.
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They been able to do this openly for yeeeaarrrssss

gota be a reason they're showing it openly NOW

keep them eyes open. They could start frying our cities calling it something else... oh , wait...
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That was kind of my thinking on this as well.


Why now?


Yes, most of us know they have been working on this stuff.
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Whats its kill distance capability?
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Or rain, fog and clouds.
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Re: VIDEO: USS Portland Fires Laser Weapon, Downs Drone in First At-Sea Test
Whats its kill distance capability?
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umm...forever? Even behind walls. With more towers, their capacity will probably go way up. Like maybe right now they can only fry a few at a time- but with more towers etc- theyll be able to do whole cities





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