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One of the US Navy’s newest ships is going to test a prototype laser weapon

With the decommissioning of the interim afloat staging base USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15, ex-LPD 15), the Navy removed the prototype Laser Weapon System that had been on the ship which was built as an Austin-class amphibious transport. The Ponce‚Äôs replacement, USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3), did not get the laser. Now, according to a […]

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