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US Navy Shows Off Laser Death Cannon

11/12/2014 09:44 GMT | Updated 11/12/2014 09:59 GMT

The American military now has laser powered death cannons, and is showing them off on video.

The 30-kilowatt ship-based laser weapon system is in the Persian Gulf, and is capable of destroying targets on speeding boats, or even aircraft with pin-point accuracy.

We can't think of any reason that might backfire.