U.S. Navy ready to deploy laser weapon for 1st time

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In this Feb. 24, 2012 photo provided by the U.S. Navy, a high-speed camera captures the first full-energy shots from an electromagnetic launcher at a test facility in Dahlgren, Va. The Navy plans to deploy its first laser on a ship in 2014, and intends to test an electromagnetic rail gun prototype aboard a vessel within the following two years. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, John F. Williams)