The Navy is developing laser cannons

War ships in future could very well lay the gunpowder to rest for good. If you’ve been dreaming of Star Wars type of ways to mass destruction or the like, here’s news that’s bound to have you leap from your seats and go join the Navy! As per the Office of Naval Research, the Navy will soon use laser cannons to turn subsonic cruise missiles, aircraft, fast-moving boats and unmanned aerial vehicles into fiery balls of nothingness. The Office of Naval Research is in its initial phases of developing and having these laser cannons go to war. Also, a contract for the prototype could very well be put out by the end of the year. As for us, we’re left confused, trying to decide on celebrating the technology, or moaning the foreseen violence!

[Wired]