28 Dec '16, 7pm

Congress gets serious about laser weapons in defense bill

Congress gets serious about laser weapons in defense bill

The U.S. military is set to see a 51 percent increase in funding to develop and procure laser weapons, a technologically-advanced "game-changer" as troops prepare for new and growing asymmetric threats around the world. The 2017 defense bill signed last week by President Obama authorized roughly $328 million for the development and procurement of these weapons. That's a 51 percent increase from 2016 spending levels. Lawmakers cited the progress made by the Defense Department as a key reason for the boost. “The Department of Defense has made significant advances in the development and operational demonstration of directed-energy weapons systems," according to the bill. "Each military department has demonstrated a marquee program in this area, such as the Navy’s Laser Weapon System (LaWS) deployed on the USS Ponce, the Army High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL-MD), and...

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