Re: US Navy installing laser on ship to shoot down drones!
USS Ponce -- seriously? I'm guessing it's named for Juan Ponce de Leon, and not a pimp or an effeminate man.
I think the US Navy is pretty far down the road with developing rail guns as well.
"Sans le canard de Vaucanson vous n'auriez rien qui fit ressouvenir de la gloire de la France." -- Voltaire -- Flip flap!