Wednesday July 19, 2017

Pew Pew Pew - 50 Kilowatt Laser Soon

50 Kilowatt Anti-Aircraft Laser systems are soon to come to the U.S. Military. It seems as if our Boys in Green (or Sand Camo) have successfully deployed and utilized a 5 kilowatt laser in the field during testing with "unmanned aerial system technology." The Army sees 50 kilowatt laster next year, and 100 kilowatt lasers by 2022. The 100KW variety will be used to engage targets such at rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft. It is highly suggested that you do not note "Imperial Storm Trooper" on your upcoming enlistment application if you want to work on this project.

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"Both of the laser systems were highly successful," Lt. Gen. James H. Dickinson, Commanding General, United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command and Army Forces Strategic Command, told an audience at the Association of the United States Army’s 299th Institute of Land Warfare Breakfast.

I wonder how do you go about getting invited to the Land Warfare Breakfast, it sounds like a blast.