The warship is currently equipped with a $40 million laser weapon system. Its starting speed is faster than the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), and it can quickly "take off" the UAV.
Once the laser hits the drone, the drone will be heated directly and exploded at 1000 °FV 537 °C.
Designer Brian Metcalfe said that this is the upgraded version of the US Army's laser weapon system (LaWS). The laser weapon is very precise, which can minimize the number of deaths during the war.
The Portland (USS Portland) warship will be used for amphibious attacks, special operations and expeditionary operations.
It can transport air cushion, conventional landing and amphibious vehicles through helicopters or vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (MV-22), which is mainly responsible for the transportation and deployment of marine expeditionary forces. After full use, 699 troops will be loaded (to a maximum of 800).