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2010-06-01 12:42:46

The US Navy announced this week that is has successfully used a laser cannon fitted to its well-known "R2-D2" robotic gun turret installation to shoot down flying robots. According to the U.S. Naval Sea Systems command (NAVSEA), the hot robot-on-robot action took place at San Nicolas Island off the coast of California on May 24th.  The Naval spokesman said, "This marks the first Detect-Thru-Engage laser shoot-down of a threat representative target in an over-the-water, combat...