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USS Ponce conducts Laser Weapon System operational demonstration
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e Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (ASB(I) 15) conducts an operational demonstration of the Laser Weapon System while deployed to the Arabian Gulf. The Laser Weapon System, developed by the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD), is among the directed energy technologies entering the field of electromagnetic maneuver warfare. The Navy is refocusing efforts to develop and deploy new EMW technologies for integration in the Fleet, NSWCDD announced Nov. 1, 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released)

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