At the Farnborough air show a new laser weapons system was announced that can knock drones out of the sky. The Raytheon Laser Weapons System easily dispatched four drones in tests off the coast of California. The implications are enormous, as drones are an ever increasing part of world militaries. It would be interesting to know if the same laser system can be used against ship-killer missiles to protect America’s aircraft carriers from their biggest threat. Here’s a Youtube video of one of the drone tests.