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One of the US Navy's newest ships is going to test a prototype laser weapon

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U.S. Navy/John F. Williams
The San Antonio-class amphibious transport USS Portland is getting a laser.
The Navy is testing a prototype Laser Weapon System.
The USS Portland will not only test the Laser Weapon System, it will also serve as flagship for the upcoming RIMPAC exercise.
With the decommissioning of the interim afloat staging base USS Ponce 15, ex-LPD 15), the Navy removed the prototype Laser Weapon System that had been on the ship which was built as an Austin-class amphibious transport. The Ponce's replacement, USS Lewis B. Puller , did not get the laser.
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