posted on Mar, 2 2015 @ 06:49 PM
a reply to: JonStone
The US is by far the most advanced in this technology and has a wide range of technology's though which are actually deployed I do not know.
Area's in which the US lead's development are:-
Directed Energy, this includes Lasers and the US trialled an aircraft born SDI based technology based on LASER to successfully shoot down both Dummy
Rocket, Aircraft and later old Satellite at a test of feasibility, they also lead on other Spectrum based technology's including Radio and remember if
they knew what the Russkies were doing then it is a fair guess they also developed it and probably to a far higher degree of completion though most
Directed energy weapon's in the US arsenal are actually anti personnel and include both EM and radio frequency weapon systems designed to debilitate
and make a target or group of target (as some are area effect and most classed as non lethal) ill and so incapacitated.
Also they have a wide array of Anti satellite missile and anti missile missiles which the US has possessed for a very long time now.
Microwave weapon systems were also developed though you will find a blatant lie in which is claimed they were a dead donkey so to speak, they were
highly effective and as energy sources have increased in power and decreased in size have become more and more viable, they are primarily anti
personnel and early models could be regarded as assassination weapons as in theory at least they could be aimed at a target several kilometres away
and the effect when an autopsy would be made of the subject who was unfortunate enough to have been killed with them was to appear simply as a brain
haemorrhage, the downside with early models was once again size and energy and as such they were usually vehicle based but by the late 60's man
portable versions had been conceptually at least drawn up, they are more effective when combined from more than one location and of course can be
narrow beam so very hard to detect as well as optically invisible with no flash though unlike a bullet they take several second's to have an effect,
still you are unlikely to see these thing's deployed as there only real use would be for assassination however as technology move's forward they are a
distinct possibility for the future of person portable weapon systems and are far more likely to become a reality than a ray gun (though in truth that
is what they are, a microwave ray gun).
And lest we forget the US also has Rail Gun Technology, this is a magnetic acceleration projector that fire's a projectile or plasma at a fraction of
the speed of light and can thus with no explosive cause a meteor like explosive impact when hitting a target, remember the famous space shuttle images
were something light's the cloud in the upper atmosphere and shoots up into space as a possible UFO takes evasive action, well that could only
realistically have been fired by a Rail Gun, the potential downside of a Rail gun though is that it is based and that position can in theory like any
projective be easily identified making the gun then a viable target and this is slightly harder with non optical energy based weapon systems as well
as the possibility that they can be made smaller and more deployable.
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