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Lasers are no longer science-fiction: Watch the US Navy blow up stuff with a 30-kilow
12-12-2014, 09:34 AM #1
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US navy has demonstrated a ship-mounted laser weapon system in the Persian Gulf, off the coast of Iran, capable of destroying targets on speeding boats or even aircraft with pin-point accuracy, it told reporters Wednesday.

The laser weapon is 30 kilowatts in power, which makes it 30m times more powerful than a hand-held laser pointer. It can be run at lower power, to “dazzle” – which disrupts or damages sensors and instruments – or at full power to destroy targets.

In a video of the demonstration, the device is shown targeting a mounted missile on a speeding boat, and then first dazzling, then destroying, an unmanned aerial drone in mid-flight.

The navy was keen to point out that this was not just a scientific test – the laser device is fully operational. “We’re not testing any more – it’s working,” Rear Admiral Matthew Klunder, the chief of naval research, said in a press conference at the Pentagon Wednesday.

guardian.co.uk © Guardian News and Media 2014
12-12-2014, 11:06 AM #2
SpiritMasonChazz Member
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They are a must in space conventional does not work in space.
USAF / NASA has as had these for a some time now to take out satellites space ships etc.
Lasers can be huge and even harm a planet .
I don't know if the people of planet Earth have death star capability in lasers yet but that's only a matter of time.
These things are like computer tech they get smaller faster & better.
The Galactic Federation watches Earth like the USA watches Iran, N Korea on weapons tech.
12-12-2014, 11:41 AM #3
Wicked Oblivion Member
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Pretty cool footage and technology and even though I definitely saw things blowing up I didn't see any lasers I mean like were they invisible or hard to see or something?!



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