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A handout photo provided by the U.S. Navy shows the Laser Weapon System (LaWS) temporarily installed as a technology demonstrator aboard the guided-missile destroyer 'USS Dewey' (DDG 105) in San Diego, Calif.(July 30, 2012)(Credit: AP)

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Lasor Weapons System technology

The U.S Navy has announced plans at the Sea-Air-Space exposition to deploy for the first time a solid-state laser aboard a ship in 2014. This Laser system, called 'LaWS' provides Nacy ships a method of easily defeating small boats or aerial targets without using bullets.