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Old 01-03-2014, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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In December, the U.S. Army successfully tested a vehicle-mounted laser, destroying more than 90 mortar rounds and several unmanned aerial drones.

And an Army official tells Yahoo News that the test could have broad implications for the future, giving the U.S. an edge in low-cost and high-functioning defense technology.

How the Army
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Old 01-09-2014, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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This would be an excellent addition for my home security network
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Old 01-10-2014, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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Interesting story. I have seen claims that the new energy-based weapons (including lasers) are to kinetic (e.g. guns) weapons as guns are to swords and knives.
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Old 01-10-2014, 08:33 PM
 
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They have been working on that since Reagan was in office. Progress wasn't spectacular, to say the least. Unlike what is written in the article, I wouldn't gamble on LASER technology to become operational and in wide use very soon. One obstacle is the energy level required to shoot down a target like a coming missile. Also the beam needs to stay on the target for some time, unlike an intercepting missile, which explodes.
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