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posted on May, 22 2016 @ 04:59 PM
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HELMTT targets UAVs

Nice shot of the HEL MD (HELMTT). Heard they are going to soon mount it with a 60 kW laser. That's good enough to burn through a steel girder, almost a mile away.
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posted on May, 22 2016 @ 05:02 PM
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a reply to: JMH61

HELMTT Fact Sheet



posted on May, 22 2016 @ 05:26 PM
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Get back to me, when I can mount it on a shark.
Is that too much to ask?



posted on May, 22 2016 @ 06:13 PM
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all you need to kill this laser is an EMP



posted on May, 23 2016 @ 02:17 PM
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originally posted by: ChesterJohn
all you need to kill this laser is an EMP


LOL. yeah they put out so much EM themselves thats hard to do. Not to mention military stuff is rated to survive a EMP.



posted on May, 23 2016 @ 07:04 PM
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On a shark...hahahaha.



posted on May, 23 2016 @ 07:06 PM
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50-60 kW...that's a fairly serious beam. Not as powerful though as HELLADS

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posted on May, 24 2016 @ 10:51 AM
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originally posted by: JMH61
50-60 kW...that's a fairly serious beam. Not as powerful though as HELLADS


Not as powerful as the FEL that can be scaled up to use a nuclear plant to power its beam either. And that can fry a entire city if so directed.



posted on May, 24 2016 @ 07:14 PM
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a reply to: yuppa

True, but the HELLADS is much further along than a Free Electron Laser.



posted on May, 24 2016 @ 07:32 PM
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I see it as the next logical step up from the VMADS.

With an agile beam director and very good targeting software, you could give thousands of people a hot foot nearly simultaneously.



posted on May, 25 2016 @ 12:15 PM
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originally posted by: JMH61
a reply to: yuppa

True, but the HELLADS is much further along than a Free Electron Laser.


Yes but the FEL has no issue with moisture in the air and as far a si know has a low diffussion rate. its just not as cheap but its better tech so here we coem to the quantity vs quality issue. the New AC Gerald ford was to have FEL laser weapons. WIth a reactor dedicated to them. The ones in testing can burn through carbon re inforced steel blocks in literally seconds.2-3.5 secs for a foot of penetration. Almost instantly for aircraft aluminum.



posted on May, 25 2016 @ 06:56 PM
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a reply to: yuppa

I agree with you. 'has no issue with moisture in the air' -> depends on wavelength. The FEL does have the largest tunable wavelength of any laser technology made public to date. There may be 'black project(s)' employing FEL technology already.

Once the engineering tech has been brought to weapons-class (at least 60+ kW), then naval ships will truly have a revolutionary new type of weapon.

Rate of burn through materials: transmission type (pulsed / CW), beam profile, wavelength, focus, shape...dwell time



posted on May, 25 2016 @ 07:30 PM
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a reply to: Bedlam

Whats the break through barrier on that?



posted on May, 25 2016 @ 11:54 PM
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originally posted by: cavtrooper7
a reply to: Bedlam

Whats the break through barrier on that?


You have to make sure you don't shoot someone in the eyes - it's illegal. You CAN burn off any other appendage, though.



posted on May, 26 2016 @ 01:33 AM
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a reply to: Bedlam

Understandable of course...I have heard FUN stories about f4 Phantom radar before when a VC walked right in front of one when the pilot hit it.



posted on May, 26 2016 @ 02:15 AM
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a reply to: cavtrooper7

Have occasionally 'tested' a target designator at windows we thought might make a good sniper position. Alas. I think we might have accidentally injured a few people.



posted on May, 26 2016 @ 02:28 AM
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a reply to: Bedlam

CLEVER use of equipment .
I recall how our engineers bulldozed forward Iraqi positions in Desert Storm in the same fashion.
A fuss was raised.



posted on May, 26 2016 @ 05:52 PM
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originally posted by: cavtrooper7
a reply to: Bedlam

CLEVER use of equipment .
I recall how our engineers bulldozed forward Iraqi positions in Desert Storm in the same fashion.
A fuss was raised.


The old seabee special funeral eh?



posted on May, 28 2016 @ 02:40 AM
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a reply to: yuppa

Guess they should have surrendered or ran.
I wouldn't get caught by a bulldozer.



posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 03:52 PM
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[url=https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/what-scientists-plan-to-do-with-the-most-powerful-electron-beam-in-the-world/2016/06/24/3f 66b91a-38a7-11e6-9ccd-d6005beac8b3_story.html[/url]



The Jefferson lab is ideal for the DarkLight experiment because its megawatt-power electron beam is extremely bright, extremely clean and halo-free, Milner said.

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Megawatt-power electron beam...
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