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The Tactical High-Energy Laser, or THEL, was a laser developed for military use, also known as the Nautilus laser system. The mobile version is the Mobile Tactical High-Energy Laser, or MTHEL. In 1996, the United States and Israel entered into an agreement to produce a cooperative THEL called the Demonstrator, which would utilize deuterium fluoride chemical laser technologies. In 2000 and 2001 THEL shot down 28 Katyusha artillery rockets and five artillery shells
The ADS millimeter wave energy works on a similar principle as a microwave oven. A fully operational and mounted version of the system was demonstrated on January 24, 2007,
December 10, 2014: PENTAGON: The age of laser weapons has officially begun. Since September, the Navy has had a $40 million, 30-kilowatt Laser Weapons System (LaWS) aboard the USS Ponce in the Persian Gulf.
originally posted by: sean
Look at this map of 703 active fires Here. You can literally take a ruler and draw a straight vertical line through dividing the West. Through North/South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas. It looks crazy.
originally posted by: ausername
a reply to: YesTodayTomorrow
What i seen on my trip through California over the last few days is that everything is so damned dry. That's the real problem.
originally posted by: burntheships
I am just going to drop this here, have a read but forewarned
it is a .gov dni report.
To think the U.S. has hardened Sats in the event of nuclear war,
and much more including ASAT, but to counter the U.S. has no
capability of space weapons? That is just silliness.
Will we find proof of such? Not in our lifetime, but that
certainly does not mean they are not in operation.
Russian and Chinese destructive ASAT weapons probably will reach initial operational capability in
the next few years. China’s PLA has formed military units and begun initial operational training
with counterspace capabilities that it has been developing, such as ground-launched ASAT missiles.
Russia probably has a similar class of system in development. Both countries are also advancing
directed-energy weapons technologies for the purpose of fielding ASAT weapons.
Russia and China continue to publicly and diplomatically promote international agreements on the
nonweaponization of space and “no first placement” of weapons in space
What ignited many of California's worst wildfires a mystery
It's estimated human activity—from untended campfires to sparks from vehicles—causes more than 80 percent of all wildfires in the United States, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.
The Holy Fire, southeast of Los Angeles, was quickly determined to be arson.
The Carr Fire, the deadliest so far this year with eight fatalities, started in July with a spark from a vehicle.
Lightning was the most common cause, accounting for about a quarter of those fires, followed by incidents involving power lines.
If lightning maps show no activity in a burn area, the assumption is it was started by humans, and fire investigators immediately head to the spot to cordon it off and protect evidence.
This last photo, tweeted out from the Forest Service of Klamath National Forest, is of a California fire. But the fire burned this May and is not a part of the “Camp Fire.” The strange line on the photo seems to be nothing more than some sort of streak on the camera lens, as this video explains. (But this is unclear and the Forest Service did not care to explain what the line was. They did however note that the fire was “ contained and 100% mopped up” on the same day it started.)
Laser weapon systems are being developed by companies like Lockheed Martin primarily for missile and drone defense (and they’re pretty sweet), with plans to equip certain military planes with the system.
originally posted by: neutronflux
a reply to: Asktheanimals
Nobody can verify if space weapons exist and if they did they would violate national security statutes
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: ConspiracyofRavens
The source of this information came from a thesis on microwaves used in radio transmissions and the issues dealing with microwave transmission in fire and combustible environents and factors,
Yes. It is about problems with radio communications during wildfires. Nothing in there about starting fires with microwaves so I'm not sure what your point is. Do you think the fires were set to interfere with radio communications? Is that what you're getting at?
Radio propagation in the presence of fire is known to be problematic to communications. In this thesis we use both experimental and theoretical approaches to examine and understand radio propagation in fire environments.
Microwave transmission is the transmission of information or energy by microwave radio waves.