The US military has tested laser weapons in the Pacific Ocean to destroy drones.
The tests were held on May 16. The installation was placed on Board the amphibious transport ship USS Portland, which is located near the base of Pearl Harbor.
The command of the US Pacific fleet clarified that the military had tested the so-called solid State laser Weapons System Demonstrator.
The published footage shows the ship on the bow of which the installation was placed. Then, in the video, you can see a bright ray directed not up, but along the surface of the water. In the next frame, you can see a crewless aerial vehicle on fire.
The US military has repeatedly tested laser weapons, but this is the first time the installation has been tested against a drone at sea.