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US successfully tests new laser gun

December 11, 2014, 10:14 UTC+3 WASHINGTON
The power of a pilot model of the laser gun is 30 KW, its development took seven years and cost $40 million
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Floating base Ponce in the Persian Gulf

Floating base Ponce in the Persian Gulf

© AP Photo/Hasan Jamali

WASHINGTON, December 11. /TASS/. The US Navy said a laser gun placed at floating base Ponce in the Persian Gulf passed all tests successfully. The power of a pilot model of the laser gun is 30 KW, its development took seven years and cost $40 million, Rear Admiral Matthew Klunder said on Wednesday.

The weapon was tested against all types of targets, including rapidly and slowly moving, stationary, large and small, in different weather, including after a sand storm, Klunder said. He noted that the laser gun, a fire range of which was not disclosed, had not been used in military action.

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