The UK’s New “Dragonfire” Laser Weapon Is Weirdly Steampunk

The Royal Navy has developed a new technology that is capable of powering the Dragonfire Laser Directed Energy Weapon on board its most advanced ships.

Dragonfire The Royal Navy is testing a strikingly steampunk mechanical energy system for its Dragonfire Laser Directed Energy Weapon on its most advanced ships. And the new system’s design originally came from an unlikely source: the Williams Formula 1 team. The Royal Navy is hoping its new Flywheel Energy Storage System (FESS) will reduce the impact on […]

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