posted on Apr, 10 2017 @ 08:10 AM
a reply to: joshysway
I would Surmise the U.S. Has Deployed Spaced Based Particle Beam Weapons already , but that Knowledge is Highly Classified . This Article Implies that
they are Still in the Development Stage . Using the "Higher Ground " Analogy , Space Based Weapons Systems would be the Ultimate Defense against ICBM
Attacks from Foreign Nations that Posed a Threat to the United States and it's Allies .
Directed-energy weapons take the form of lasers, high-powered microwaves and particle beams. Their adoption for ground, air, sea, and space warfare
depends not only on using the electromagnetic spectrum, but also upon favorable political and budgetary wavelengths too.
That’s the outlook of J. Douglas Beason, author of the recently published book "The E-Bomb: How America’s New Directed Energy Weapons Will Change
the Way Wars Will Be Fought in the Future." Beason previously served on the White House staff working for the president’s science adviser under both
the Bush and Clinton administrations.
After more than two decades of research, the United States is on the verge of deploying a new generation of weapons that discharge beams of energy,
such as the Airborne Laser and the Active Denial System, as well as the Tactical High Energy Laser, or THEL.
Late last year, speaking before the Heritage Foundation in Washington, Beason told his audience that laser energy, the power sources and beam control,
as well as knowledge about how laser beams interact with Earth’s atmosphere, are quite mature technologies that are ready for the shift into
front-line warfare status.
"The good news is that directed energy exists. Directed energy is being tested, and within a few years directed energy is going to be deployed upon
the battlefield," Beason reported. "But the bad news is that acquisition policies right now in this nation are one more gear toward evolutionary
practices rather than revolutionary practices."