USS Portland Laser Weapon System Demonstrator

Amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) successfully disabled an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a Solid State Laser...

The amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) conducts a Solid State Laser – Technology Maturation Laser Weapon System Demonstrator (LWSD) MK 2 MOD 0 test. 

LWSD is a high-energy laser weapon system demonstrator developed by the Office of Naval Research and installed on Portland for an at-sea demonstration. 

LWSD's operational employment on a Pacific Fleet ship is the first system-level implementation of a high-energy class solid-state laser.