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SOCOM Just Tested a Laser Weapon Carried by an Apache Attack Helicopter

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posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 12:03 AM
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a reply to: anzha

Doesn't it seem like under the fuselage would be better than under the wing if you wanted to protect the device from down wash? Just my thought, I'm guessing that they hit the target the down wash problem is either not very big or is non existent. Love how WIB sensationalized the story thought.. Burning people alive walking down the street.. Wow.




posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 12:11 AM
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Forget lasers. Plasma rail guns will be the next big thing. According to me.



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 12:40 AM
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a reply to: pirhanna

Rail guns with white phosphorous rounds.



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 02:56 AM
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a reply to: Caughtlurking
Magnesium and air friction



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 04:24 AM
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Just a heads up and I know this from being in the military...

They have had this tech on more important Helo's since Bush.

Just saying.



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 09:25 AM
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a reply to: Caughtlurking

The problem is the beam, not the device. The prop wash will throw up dust and crud. That is an issue, to say the least, for a beam weapon. Whether its under the fuselage or on a pylon won't matter.



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 09:28 AM
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a reply to: toysforadults

You are probably thinking of the Advanced Tactical Laser. It was an attempt to place a chemical laser on a VTOL. IIRC, it was cancelled.



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 10:04 AM
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a reply to: anzha

Or you could focus on the "more important helos" and "since Bush" bits.
There have been rumours on here and elsewhere about "upgrades" if memory serves...



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 11:43 AM
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a reply to: Jukiodone

Between all of the extra electronics and electronic defense tech on those special service helos already I can't see them having too much excess power generation for a weaponized laser.



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 01:12 PM
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a reply to: Caughtlurking




More info. One of the targets was a tank. My guess is they were looking to kill the optics.

alert5.com...



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