January 12 2011
BAE Systems has announced the successful demonstration of a non-lethal laser system designed to deter pirate attacks on commercial ships.
The system was demonstrated at the Pershore Trials Range in Worcester over a variety of ranges and conditions, said a companyrelease.
According to the release, an eye-safe laser beam is capable of providing a visual warning to pirates at distances greater than 1 mi (2 km), and of disorientating attackers at lesser distances so their weapons...
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