Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Arms Race Update: Laser Weapons





[Excerpted] — The Navy is going to sea for the first time with a laser attack weapon that has been shown in tests to disable patrol boats and blind or destroy surveillance drones.

A prototype shipboard laser will be deployed on a converted amphibious transport and docking ship in the Persian Gulf…

…The laser is designed to carry out a graduated scale of missions, from burning through a fast-attack boat or a drone to producing a nonlethal burst to “dazzle” an adversary’s sensors and render them useless without causing any other physical damage....[end]

Majia here: Great business for the DEFENSE CONTRACTORS, which profit from the means of mass destruction and lobby for ever more drones and exotic weaponry.
  

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