The best defense is a good offense, unless you have lasers, in which case the best defense is lasers.
The advantages? It’s fast, deadly, and incredibly cheap. So cheap, in fact, that it is estimated to cost about $1 a shot. That’s less than a third the wholesale price of a .50 caliber bullet used in Navy machine guns. (The laser system itself is the result of $40 million in research and development, so that part isn’t cheap. But the projectile sure does cost virtually nothing.)
Why the Ponce? Ponce spends time near Iran working as a base and might be particularly vulnerable to swarming attacks by small, fast Iranian boats. That all changes, of course, if it is guarded by a freaking laser.
Watch a video demonstration below: