The UK’s New “Dragonfire” Laser Weapon Is Weirdly Steampunk
Wednesday, 1 May 2019 Dragonfire The Royal Navy is testing a strikingly steampunk mechanical energy system for its Dragonfire Laser Directed Energy Weapon on its most advanced ships. And the new system’s design originally came from an unlikely source: the Williams Formula 1 team. The Royal Navy is hoping its new Flywheel Energy Storage System (FESS) will reduce the impact on […]
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LONDON — The Dragonfire Laser Directed Energy Weapon is currently being developed for use on Royal Navy ships, according to a news release from the British government.
Dragonfire would have a power rating of 50 kW, according to UK Defence Journal. A spokesperson from the British military...