A laser weapon system developed by Beoing for U.S Navy is the Mk 38 Mod 2 Tactical Laser System is actually a hybrid combinantion of a solid-state high-energy laser weapon module with the operational Mk 38 Machine Gun System that capable firing 175 rounds per minute.

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The hybrid Mk 38 Mod 2 Tactical Laser System, offers high-precision accuracy against surface and air targets such as small boats and unmanned aerial vehicles using the added laser weapon module, with adjustable different levels of laser energy to suit the target and mission objectives.

Boeing has been working closely with BAE Systems in the past two years to develop the hybrid weaponry, and in 2010, Beoing DES has conducted two experiments in the field for demonstrating the track surface targets and maintain a lser target point with high accuracy shots.

Would this remind you about the Starship Troopers’ movies? But it ain’t nice to point the laser gun to a living soldier, aren’t they?

[ Source: Boeing ]