Tuesday May 24, 2016

Big Frickin Laser Quote of the Day

Blowing stuff up with a truck mounted laser sounds like an awesome job but, don't take my word for it, listen to what the program manager in charge of the project said:

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In April 2016, the ground combat branch deployed a truck-mounted laser cannon to a trial at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. During the exercise, troops used the beam to torch a tiny, quadcopter-type drone , the kind you can buy online. "We did a lot of preparation آ… seeing if we could track the airborne targets among ground clutter," Adam Aberle, the program manager in charge of the High Energy Laser Mobile Test Truck, or HELMTT, told Army reporters. "We absolutely blew lots of stuff up."