The popular blogger Borodin published extremely interesting information on how the US Pacific Fleet military tested a powerful laser designed to destroy the drones.
Especially for this, the Solid State Laser Weapons System Demonstrator was installed on board the USS Portland landing craft, which can protect both from drone attacks and also serve as a dazzler of optical sensors and searchers. Such a system for tracking targets, surveillance and guidance uses its own full-motion video cameras. The video shows a bright beam emanating from the bow of a warship and a little later - a burning drone.
“With such advanced weapons, a war at sea will take on a different character”, - said the captain of the USS Portland Sanders.
In this regard, it is interesting to recall that on May 21, Turkish drones destroyed in Libya immediately 9 Russian Pantsir air defense systems, created specifically to protect the near borders. Although it is unlikely that the Americans will share their laser with us...