MaudlinMutantMollusk: Couldn't they use if for like, a corn popper or something?
ArkAngel: On the plus side, I can now hammer a six-inch spike into a board with my penis
mr_bunny: Yeah....sure it is.Because directed energy is in no way the wave of the future for weapons.
Fark Me To Tears: Okay, but we still get to make out with the hot girl in the college dorm who's sanding her floors, right?
Because People in power are Stupid: As far as missile shields go... laser is the only way.
Mad_Radhu: Because People in power are Stupid: As far as missile shields go... laser is the only way.Orbital kinetic kill vehicles might have something to say about that.
gingerjet: I refuse to click on a gizmodo article - could someone post the link where they stole the link from?
way south: Mad_Radhu: Because People in power are Stupid: As far as missile shields go... laser is the only way.Orbital kinetic kill vehicles might have something to say about that.The difference is in hitting a bullet with a bullet or hitting a bullet with a flashlight./Assuming you have a flashlight of doom, the latter is much easier and effective.
dramatools: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 400x348]She didn't need a laser to kill...... kittens.
Brick-House: Meanwhile in Iran...[www.nation.com.pk image 480x360]
mrlewish: Maybe because an airborne laser platform can be hit with an easier to make and much cheaper ground based laser?that or paint the missiles with a sticky paint and throw some soot on it so it can't be seen with radar. (one time use and all) 20 bucks to defeat a 5 billion dollar boondoggle.
plc5_250: I did some work with Boeing-SVS on this thing. Sad to see it shutdown. It probably is for the best though as solid state lasers have matched the output of this thing (and certainly surpassed the output duration).
RoyBatty: The "boneyard" and all its cousins make me so sad.747s should not be allowed to be left in a boneyard. Neither should F-16s for that matter.Sell them to aficionados.
there4igraham: They'll rue the day.
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