An experiment of a naval solid laser weapon system was conducted in the Gulf of Aden

The U.S. Navy’s amphibious cargo ship ‘Portland’ last week unveiled a powerful laser weapon system in the Gulf of Aden. It is a solid laser-based weapon system installed on board the ship and sends a laser beam for a static space purpose.

In May 2020, a previous test was conducted on the system, in which it destroyed a laser weapon as a UAV in the Pacific. The LWSD weapon system is considered the most advanced of its kind, while the Portland ship is part of a fleet of amphibious alert ships, including assault and Marine Corps units.

The U.S. Navy explains that geographical conditions, climate and strategic importance are what constitute a unique environment suitable for technological innovations such as the marine laser. The area of ‚Äč‚Äčoperational activity of the Fifth Fleet includes the Arabian Gulf, the Red Sea, the Gulf of Eden, the Gulf of Oman and areas in the Indian Ocean.

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