9 ( ANI ): The US Navy is planning to place a laser weapon aboard a ship in the Persian Gulf to help fend off approaching unmanned aerial vehicles or speedboats, early next year.
What does LW stand for?
LW stands for Laser Weapon
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We have 27 other meanings of LW in our Acronym Attic
- Leipziger Volkszeitung (German newspaper; est. 1894)
- Low Velocity Zone
- Liga Van Vlaamse Zweefvliegclubs (Belgium)
- Liefhebbers Verbond Zaalvoetbal Meerbeek (Dutch: Lovers League Soccer Association Meerbeek)
- LAN War (gaming)
- LAN/WAN Exchange
- Land Warrior (Army)
- Landsteiner-Wiener (blood group)
- Langwelle (radio band 30-300 KHz, German)
- Laser Warning (US Air Force)
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Summary: US Navy releases video of laser weapon to be stationed on a warship.
The prototype Navy Laser Weapons System (LaWS) is being fitted to the USS Ponce, an amphibious transport and docking ship that is due to become operational this year and take up station off Iran during 2014.
It couples a solid-state, high-energy laser weapon module with the remote-control MK 38 machine gun, which fires more than 180 rounds per minute.
The first successful tests proving the viability of a laser weapon were achieved with the Airborne Laser Laboratory in the 1970s and 1980s.
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Some Soldiers are using digital cameras or cell phone cameras instead of night vision goggles (NVGs) to boresight their infrared (IR) laser weapon systems.
But, there are many more requirements to meet before placing a non-lethal laser weapon on commercial ships.
They could not "hover" motionless and the laser weapons were coloured smoke trails.