Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Lasers. Frickn' Lasers

The Navy is rolling out its first ship-mounted laser, practicing burning up drones and incinerating speedboats. Which is rather impressive because the hazy, humid environment of the sea is a lousy area as far as lazing goes. All of those natural pollutants and obscurants have made it difficult during the development of laser technology to deliver enough power to kill soft targets. Apparently, however, the tuning software and optics has reached the point where it's not only doable, but deployable.


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