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US Navy deploys laser weapon system that’s fired with ‘video game-like controller’

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posted on Apr, 10 2014 @ 03:36 PM
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posted on Apr, 10 2014 @ 03:43 PM
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Great minds my friend, great minds.



posted on Apr, 10 2014 @ 04:03 PM
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Longstanding rumors/beliefs aside, it's a turning point in weaponry. And people made fun of Trekkies for suggesting phaser weapons could eventually be viable. Pfft, who's laughing now?

Also:

They'll book end the Dr Evil ones.



posted on Apr, 10 2014 @ 06:08 PM
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Overall it should be a great system but by no means is it infallible.

I am sure everyone here has heard of clouds.



posted on Apr, 10 2014 @ 06:45 PM
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I actually played golf with I guy I got paired with in new mexico who was a defense contractor that was involved with lasers just like this. I have no opinion whether it's good or bad, just saying I met him. Don't even recall his name.
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posted on Apr, 10 2014 @ 07:08 PM
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Grimpachi
Overall it should be a great system but by no means is it infallible.

I am sure everyone here has heard of clouds.


You do know the FEL version of that weapon can operate in cloudy conditions as well right? The FEL is the better choice but they use alot of juice such as a reactor to itself. it can be scaled up to a level where it can burn through 300 ft of carbon steel a second but the laws is cheaper. the new super carrier the ford was to had the FEL version i hear as well.



posted on Apr, 10 2014 @ 07:56 PM
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Actually from another article I read on this subject the Navy itself listed weather as a concern for its effectiveness.

While there may be other systems where it might not be a worry this system does have its limitations.



posted on Apr, 10 2014 @ 10:37 PM
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America... only fought in the second half of WW2.....



posted on Apr, 10 2014 @ 10:45 PM
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Hijinx
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America... only fought in the second half of WW2.....


I hope you are not implying the US didn't fight in WWII.

BTW we fought in WWI as well.


The United States was a formal participant in World War I from April 6, 1917 until the war's end on November 11, 1918.
en.wikipedia.org...
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posted on Apr, 10 2014 @ 11:00 PM
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Grimpachi
Overall it should be a great system but by no means is it infallible.

I am sure everyone here has heard of clouds.

If Reinmetall's weapon operates in snow and rain, I'd assume the system the US Navy uses can do the same?


The company has tested the laser system in a variety of weather conditions, including snow, sunlight, and rain.

Rheinmetall demos laser that can shoot down drones

(I know BBC is a #ty source... I'm lazy right now)
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posted on Apr, 10 2014 @ 11:09 PM
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WeAre0ne
Breaking News... this just in...

Combat lasers defeated by $10 bathroom mirror.


This just in, you have no clue what kind of coating is required to make a missile go fast enough to be a threat.



posted on Apr, 10 2014 @ 11:11 PM
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Hijinx
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America... only fought in the second half of WW2.....


Just out of curiosity .. how did the first half of the war go for the Allies?



posted on Apr, 10 2014 @ 11:12 PM
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yuppa

Grimpachi
Overall it should be a great system but by no means is it infallible.

I am sure everyone here has heard of clouds.


You do know the FEL version of that weapon can operate in cloudy conditions as well right? The FEL is the better choice but they use alot of juice such as a reactor to itself. it can be scaled up to a level where it can burn through 300 ft of carbon steel a second but the laws is cheaper. the new super carrier the ford was to had the FEL version i hear as well.

I have been talking about the FEL for a while on ATS, when it is fitted on carriers and other nuclear powered vessels it will be a mighty weapon .. and I have heard other rumors regarding the FEL which if true will make it an incredibly powerful offensive weapon of mass destruction.



posted on Apr, 11 2014 @ 12:57 AM
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WHY do you think drones came so soon after video games? It's more deniable.



posted on Apr, 11 2014 @ 01:40 AM
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I wasn't referring to missiles or rockets. I was referring to the boats they plan on disabling with the laser. Think before you speak.

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Wait, whats that? Breaking News... this just in...

Combat lasers defeated by smoke too. Little bit of smoke, little bit of mirrors, always the smoke and mirrors.

Wouldn't like to be that laser operator when the ship is surrounded by fog too. Or when they start flying missiles above clouds, because that never happens.
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posted on Apr, 11 2014 @ 01:46 AM
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The problem with lasers will always be the area between the laser and the target.



posted on Apr, 11 2014 @ 01:58 AM
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Console kiddies' FPS games are always tainted with auto aim because the industry knows a pair of control sticks are inadequate for fine control; you can see this when most console FPS' degrade into twitch shooters.

Give me a mouse and keyboard, I'll out-laser anyone in the navy



posted on Apr, 11 2014 @ 02:35 AM
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First World War 1914–18
us involvement 1917-18

so.. just turned up at the end to claim credit??

Second World War, 1939–45
us joined in 1941... december....
so late to the party again.

Dday, storm only one beach. claim the whole war was won by them alone....



posted on Apr, 11 2014 @ 02:50 AM
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1941.
upload.wikimedia.org...

You're right, Europe seemed to have everything under control.



posted on Apr, 11 2014 @ 05:41 AM
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"The problem with lasers will always be the area between the laser and the target."

I think its worth remembering that it closes the distance at the speed of light and also that for all intents and purposes the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Whether will obviously be an issue in the early development stage, generally that's the case with most new weapons systems until there perfection.



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