Navy combines a high-speed 25mm gun with a laser

What do you get when you combine two of the most deadly weapons out there? No, not a machete duct taped to a nuke. You get the Navy's new gatling gun/laser hybrid.

The Mk 38 Mod 2 Tactical Laser System, developed by Boeing for the Navy, is something you really don't want to be on the business end of. It combines a M242 autocannon, which is a lovely piece of equipment capable of firing 175 rounds per minute, with a high-energy laser gun.

Designed to be compatible with current ships, this thing will take down pretty much anything it's aimed at. So if you're planning to go out and try your hand at being a pirate, maybe you should rethink your career goals.

Boeing via Gizmodo

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