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(Cosmiverse)   Military laser weapon brings death at light speed   ( divider line
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7005 clicks; posted to Main » on 18 Feb 2002 at 2:21 PM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-02-19 12:21:27 PM  

And a soldier with sunglasses is immune to such threats. Anything that easily countered is not a worthwhile weapon.

Besides, lasers can be reflected with little effort or cost (mirrors are really cheap). It takes a lot more money and effort to dissuade a 5.56mm round from its chosen path.
2002-02-19 12:55:33 PM  
"Hey, Osama, is it getting a little warm in ere to you? I -- HOLY CRAP I'M ON FIRE"
2002-02-19 03:10:55 PM  
Er, sunglasses won't work. Blocking 95% of a few kilojoules still leaves a lot of energy....

And the story's really poorly written. It's the 160th SOAR, not the 16th SOS (whoever they are) that flies the Spectre gunships. With reportage that bad, I wouldn't trust anything they said.
2002-02-19 11:07:13 PM  
laser beems, cool to point at friends, bad for mass destruction
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