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Navy announces plans to deploy ship with a laser weapon

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USA - The U.S. Navy has announced plans to deploy a ship with a laser weapon.

The laser will be equipped on the U.S.S. Ponce when the ship deploys to Persian Gulf early next year.

The weapon has been tested against drones and fast-moving small boats.

The Navy released a video of the laser being used to target and destroy an unmanned drone.

One official said it operates like a blowtorch with an unlimited magazine.