The Phoenix Samurai Laser Rifle was a handheld, laser-shooting deadly weapon developed illegally by Phoenix International in order to fulfill Phoenix president Raphael Drake's goal of eventually overtaking the U.S. Space Defense Platform by force. The rifle appears to be chrome-plated and has a semi-automatic setting. The gun requires no ammunition, though it must cool off after being shot too many times, automatically recharging after a few seconds.
Drake ordered the development of a weapon that could be effortlessly handled in low-gravity and outer-space environments, particularly in order to arm his secret Phoenix astronaut trainees. As MI6 was closing in on his criminal objectives, Drake sent a team of skilled astronauts to capture the Space Defense Platform. Using the Samurai gun to kill the Platform's attendants, the Phoenix astronauts took charge of the Platform, hoping to activate its nuclear arsenal. MI6 agent James Bond followed the team to the Platform and was able to eliminate them in time. Ironically, Drake himself was shot and killed aboard the Platform with a Samurai Rifle stolen by Bond.