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Author Topic: We officially now have Boats with fricken laser beams on their helms.  (Read 737 times)

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Offline WolfyTopic starter

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/04/video-navy-laser-sets-ship-on-fire/

No joke. Navy scientists have created the a solid-state laser beam that can torch a ship from over a mile away in choppy waters.

Quote the Admiral of said ship it was tested on:

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“This is an important data point,” the admiral says, “but I still want the Megawatt death ray.”

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: We officially now have Boats with fricken laser beams on their helms.
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2011, 01:39:40 AM »
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/04/video-navy-laser-sets-ship-on-fire/

No joke. Navy scientists have created the a solid-state laser beam that can torch a ship from over a mile away in choppy waters.

Quote the Admiral of said ship it was tested on:

Yeah the Navy wants a high output laser.. and one that can cycle fast...  speed of light missile defense is somethign they like.

Offline WolfyTopic starter

Re: We officially now have Boats with fricken laser beams on their helms.
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2011, 03:16:26 AM »
Yeah the Navy wants a high output laser.. and one that can cycle fast...  speed of light missile defense is somethign they like.

Think about it, man...in 20-40 years, we could be seeing Phasers on the battlefield.