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The United States Navy has tested the very short range (1 mile), 30-kilowatt Laser Weapon System or LaWS to be used against targets like small UAVs, rocket-propelled grenades or visible motorboat or helicopter engines.It has been defined as “six welding lasers strapped together.” A 60 kW system, HELIOS, is being developed.as of 2020

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