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Tango0113 Jan 2018 9:08 p.m. PST

…Testing A Prototype Laser In 2018

"The U.S.'s latest amphibious ship is getting a laser weapon just in time to show off at the 2018 Rim of the Pacific wargames. The USS Portland, which will function as the flagship for the multinational military exercises, is set to receive the latest version of the Navy's Laser Weapon System. The new weapon will likely make an impression on visiting sailors—especially those from China—that also participate in the exercises.

The USS Portland, a San Antonio-class landing platform, dock ship is set to enter service with the U.S. Navy in April. US Naval Institute News reports the Navy is installing the next generation version of its Laser Weapon System (LaWS) on the ship. The Portland will receive LaWS just as it is scheduled to deploy as the flagship of the 2018 Rim of the Pacific …"

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VCarter Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2018 6:11 p.m. PST

USS Portland where young sailors go to retire?

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