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Brace yourselves for a brave new world with the Laser Close-In Weapon System. This death ray canon is similar to something straight out of 'Star Wars.' Created to shoot down planes, it was ironically unveiled at an airshow in England.

Developed by American defense firm Raytheon, the Laser Close-In Weapon System is not a new concept. Back in the 1950s, scientists envisioned a future of high-tech laser weapons. However, it took many years of elaborate advancement for these ideas to take off. Presently, this Laser Close-In Weapon System is a great example of one of those designs.