Boeing Directed Energy Systems has announced the completion of the Free Electron Laser (FEL) based upon a design by the Navy.
The Free Electron Laser can fire a deadly 100-kilowatt beam at threats both on the surface of the water and in the air. FELs are electrically generated, so they can use the ship's power to provide virtually unlimited ammo with speed-of-light delivery.
The Navy is interested in the Free Electron Laser because FELs have the widest frequency range of any kind of laser, and its intense beams can be tuned to a precise wavelength. Conventional lasers lack this ability.
Stats for Shipshape Military Lasers
Trending: Older & Chilly
Research: 4,279 clicks in 314 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Free Electron Laser
Related: 48 examples / 37 photos
Segment: Males, 18-55
Comparison Set: 18 similar articles, including: james bond transformer boats, swimming planes, and unmanned combat ship.
Shipshape Military Lasers
More Stats +/-
James Bond Transformer Boats
Unmanned Combat Ship
US Navy Railgun (Update)
Intentionally Sunken Ships