- The U.S. Navy’s new MK 2 MOD 0 laser shot down a drone in testing.
- The laser is the Navy’s most powerful shipboard laser to date.
- The weapon, also known as LWSD, has the power to shoot down drones, rockets, and artillery shells.
The U.S. Navy released a video of its newest, most powerful laser in action, destroying a target drone in mid-flight. The MK 2 MOD 0, also known as the Solid State Laser—Technology Maturation Laser Weapon System Demonstrator (LWSD), is mounted on the amphibious ship USS Portland. The LWSD is likely the most powerful and destructive laser to go to sea.