Frickin’ Laser Beams!

by Ryan on July 20, 2010

in History,Nostalgia,science,The Iraq Front,War on Terror

The US Navy now has laser beams which can take down drones from seafaring military ships!  Apparently, the salt air weakens the strength of the beam (I have no idea why, but it does), however this problem has been overcome by the good people at Raytheon.  Though the “Laser Weapon System” is not ready for deployment (drones don’t have the speed and maneuverability of cutting edge fighter planes or human pilots), it’s still pretty frickin’ cool!

BTW, h/t to Ronald Reagan on this one — we miss you.

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