NewportBarGuy: I know they are doing some cool stuff, but 2 years? That doesn't seem very realistic. The sea trials and stuff would take that long and that's after they finally build it.
cretinbob: Air Force has done it already. Just a matter of putting it on a ship.
Tr0mBoNe: I'm sure though that it would have no effect against a steel hull or a really fast moving target so it will only be used in conjunction with preexisting CIWS.
Tr0mBoNe: It's at the systems integration and test phase at the contractor so it could be 2 years away if a giant bucket of money is given to them. I'm sure though that it would have no effect against a steel hull or a really fast moving target so it will only be used in conjunction with preexisting CIWS.
Mentat: We had better build more ships because the ocean isn't getting any smaller and China is investing heavily in lasers and anti-lasers.
NewportBarGuy: Yeah... Just as soon as they field the rail gun, right?
FishyFred: I farking love Eraser.
Triumph: Gee, if they put directed energy weapons on a satellite, I wonder how they'd test them......nah - it's aliens.
Keyser_Soze_Death: No word where the bayonets will be mounted
Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: They didn't have lasers in Star Trek, Admiral./except in the pilot episode
Ghastly: Lasers? Those won't even penetrate their navigational deflectors.
Tr0mBoNe: It's at the systems integration and test phase at the contractor so it could be 2 years away if a giant bucket of money is given to them.
shotglasss: No word where the bayonets will be mountedLess than 24 hours and this one's already tired to death. I guess Obammster finally got that zinger in he so desperately wanted. Too bad Ambassador Stevens wasn't around to enjoy it.
gas giant: "Top admirals" are usually old farts that will believe any and all bullsh*t weapons contractors are trying to sell them.
justtray: My stats teacher in college had worked on laser weapons for some defense contractor. He said they were mostly used to take down missiles and such. I asked specifically about weaponized lasers. That was almost 10 years ago.
wildcardjack: Isn't there a problem with humidity at sea level?And the issue with shooting lasers into space isn't really an issue, lasers are not infinitely columnated.They'll always diffuse over distance.
BolloxReader: I was hoping it was photon torpedoes. At least they have on-board guidance making them useful beyond the horizon.
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: It's actually art students with boards.Nah, its military space lasers.
Klom Dark: Hey Mr Admiral Dude - It's phasers, not lasers, ya big dummy.
Thanks for the Meme-ries: Welcome to 30 years ago.....[i291.photobucket.com image 300x395]IT'S STAR WARS DAMMIT/we start bombing in 5 minutes
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