You'll usually find the USS Ponce on the Mediterranean, though she also patrols the Atlantic and the East Coast of the United States as well. She was meant to be decommissioned in 2012, but instead, she was converted into a floating laboratory where the US Navy tests out the technology that will dominate tomorrow's battlefields. Since 2014, she's been equipped with the most futuristic future weapon imaginable: an honest-to-goodness laser gun. Meet the LaWS.
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Written by Reuben Westmaas August 1, 2017
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