The Laser Weapon System or LaWS is a directed-energy weapon developed by the United States Navy. The weapon was installed on the USS Ponce for field testing in 2014. This system uses an infrared beam. Basically it's a heat ray. The weapon fires the infrared beam quickly, with so much energy that it causes somewhat of an explosion. The laser isn't even the coolest part for me. Want to know what I think is the coolest part? The fact that they are using a high tech Xbox controller.