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Capt. Roger D. McGinnis, director of the Navy’s directed energy and electric weapons program office, said that while the “lethality mechanisms” of high energy weapons are classified, “Our bottom line is that if we can put millions of joules of energy onto a target, something will happen.”
In an interview with Sea Power, McGinnis described a variety of effects from these weapons, including “the burning and blinding of an optical system, or cutting an [airplane’s] wing off, or causing a fire that results in an explosion.”
The use of lasers in military operations include missile detection and tracking, anti-missile defense, and targeting of small, fast-moving air, ground or sea-based targets.
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
can someone tell me what is a 'ttl timing trigger ' and would say a 100w pulsed laser be as effective at burning as a cw 100w laser,