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Directed-Energy Weapons are real. They date back at least to 2012.

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posted on Jan, 16 2020 @ 12:15 PM
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Lately there has been a lot of chatter about Directed-Energy Weapons (DEWs). Some people think they are being used to start wildfires in Australia. I don't know about that, but it's a mistake to think of DEWs as science fiction, or some kind of woo. Because they definitely do exist. Check out this article from 2013:

Video: Laser Anti-Missile System Successful.

It references tests that were going on in 2012. The idea is that a high-powered laser could be used to destroy incoming missiles before they hit. The US military used to be working on a similar system that would be mounted on a plane, and would be deployed to defend major US cities during a nuclear war.

There have been successful proof-of-concept tests demonstrating that the concept can work, at least under ideal conditions. The research seems to have stalled out, and I'm pretty sure it's because tracking an incoming missile with the kind of precision this concept needs is really hard, and probably beyond our current capabilities. (The proof-of-concept tests are staged to provide ideal conditions, and don't represent anything like a real-world situation.) Still, it's a proven fact that lasers powerful enough to burn something a long distance away do exist, and have for several years.

Compared to the herculean task of trying to shoot down missiles, starting a fire would be a trivial effort. Some of the concepts have featured plane-mounted weapons, which could easily start a wildfire just by flying over an area and pointing the laser down.




posted on Jan, 16 2020 @ 12:45 PM
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I worked on the facilities....in Rendon.....that made the mock up for aircraft nose mounted Deally in 2005.....just dug a hole inside a Boeing building really and set up equipment racks above.....trained monkeys could do it.....they lied to us and said it's a 737 mock up.



posted on Jan, 16 2020 @ 12:50 PM
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a reply to: AndyFromMichigan

yes energy weapons exist

BUT

cletus and a box od matches



posted on Jan, 16 2020 @ 12:53 PM
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originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: AndyFromMichigan

yes energy weapons exist

BUT

cletus and a box od matches

I'm not saying the wildfires weren't that. I don't know. My point is that these weapons are real. They absolutely do exist, and are not even particularly new technology.



posted on Jan, 16 2020 @ 01:07 PM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape

Not Cletus and a box of matches — he’s been busy chasing down those heathens, err, Dukes of Hazard County.

@OP: Why spend all that money, time, effort and secrecy to develop a system to clandestinely start wildfires? I doesn’t stand to reason (unless you’ve got an agenda against science and/or common sense).

I’m waiting for anyone with some crtitical-thinking skills to develop a cogent set of criteria for using said tech to start fires. I’m assuming that person will also explain trans evaporation, drought cycles, and possibly, the carbon cycle.

Sidebar: Sucks your boy, Musk, is slowly squeezing those short sellers; Telsa stock at an all-time high and no DEWs involved. Next.

ETA: You’re not saying it directly but the implication is clear. Why bother mentioning wildfires and DEWs together?? Plenty of threads on ATS about DEWs...big thread w.r.t the California wildfires and DEWs. You weren’t bring anything new to ATS; but you did mention wildfires and the off chance a plane loaded with one may start a fire 🔥 Good luck trying to convince anyone with critical thinking skills you weren’t tying the two together (DEWs causing wildfires, accident or not) — with zero proof of it ever happening, let alone the Australian and/or California fires.


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posted on Jan, 16 2020 @ 01:35 PM
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Yes, if I'm not mistaken, Sandia Labs has done quite a bit of development work on this technology over the years.



posted on Jan, 16 2020 @ 01:38 PM
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Not missiles... it shot down a UAV which was relatively close we need them to be much more powerful
To shoot down ICBMs from a land based platform or space based... I’d say they were probably operational in some black project though, maybe, it’s been in R&D for nearly 40 year’s and has had a ton of money thrown at it in that time, I’ll bet it’s part of “space forces”

As for the forest fires... Nah it’s far cheaper to just turn a blind eye to climate activists and alarmists setting fires to make the yearly forest fires seem worst, so the MSM can pick up on them and shove it down your necks

Remember their famous line

CLIMATE IS NOT WEATHER - except when it’s hot - not when it’s cold 🤪


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posted on Jan, 16 2020 @ 01:42 PM
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a reply to: AndyFromMichigan

I don't think anyone has said that they don't exist. The Airborne Laser Lab was using them on an NC-135 in the late 70s. But, and it's a pretty big one, until recently, to get any kind of real power levels (1 MW or more) you needed to use really nasty fuel that contaminated the hell out of everything it came in contact with.

They still aren't getting serious power levels, but using fiber lasers they're getting much better power levels than previously. And they don't have to deal with messy cleanups and dangerous fuels.



posted on Jan, 16 2020 @ 01:50 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Are microwave weapons in the same category? Because those seem very real from numerous embassy claims. Not just the u.s.

www.nytimes.com...



posted on Jan, 16 2020 @ 01:54 PM
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a reply to: blueman12

Yes. It's anything that uses focused energy to cause damage. Lasers, microwaves, particle beams, e.t.c.



posted on Jan, 16 2020 @ 02:02 PM
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But is there one that turns the frogs gay?



posted on Jan, 16 2020 @ 02:03 PM
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a reply to: Archivalist

No, those are chemtrails.



posted on Jan, 16 2020 @ 02:20 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Well there must be a technology out there that isn't known to the public because microwave attacks have been claimed by many people throughout the years.

Is it possible that public knowledge of energy weapons is being suppressed to make secret energy weapon military tech seem implausible?



posted on Jan, 16 2020 @ 02:28 PM
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a reply to: blueman12

Microwave weapons have been around for years and are fairly widely known for crowd control among other things. The general public usually don't bother to watch the right places and are frequently surprised by new systems and say they're not known.
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posted on Jan, 16 2020 @ 02:57 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Ahh okay, yea just searching online i got results from microwaves that create a screaming sensation in one's head to heating skin to create intense pain in a large area.

No wonder aliens don't want to meet us



posted on Jan, 16 2020 @ 03:09 PM
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a reply to: AndyFromMichigan

Not exactly Man-portable all the same.

The ticket being an adequate light enough very powerful battery.

Had them on ships and even a jumbojet(not anymore) for a while now.



posted on Jan, 16 2020 @ 04:28 PM
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TESLAS DEATH RAYS FTW

Second



posted on Jan, 16 2020 @ 06:42 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58

The general public usually don't bother to watch the right places and are frequently surprised by new systems and say they're not known.


So kind of on the same topic, a few years back there was a contractors message board where they were discussing and sharing info on the Navy's testing of aerial plasmas produced by laser systems. I think they referred to the plasmas as "steerable."

In another thread I believe you discussed a similar--or the same--concept that could be a component of radar spoofing. What kind of power output would we be talking for producing "steerable" plasmas the size of drones and aircraft?



posted on Jan, 16 2020 @ 07:30 PM
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a reply to: AndyFromMichigan

I have some interesting anecdotal evidence, I personally experienced, to which this pertains.
As I glanced through the replies I noticed mention to 'microwaves'...

The summer of 2012, London, The Olympics; I held a position in a printers that churns out merch for events. Crew members from the 'HMS Ocean' (big ass ship) stride into the shop, bold as brass, with custom logo embroidery requirements for the crew, (including thongs, I digress) which we oblige.
I managed to talk my way into helping deliver the order and get a FULL tour of the ship! It was AMAZING!! The officer (forget name, so long ago) ran me around the whole place. Took 25+ mins to get round the internals alone. They had tours to the public - However; I was given access to the 'WAR ROOM' which was NOT part of the public tour!
"We shouldn't really be in here, but we are now, so quickly here's this", directs me to a panel of controls...
I touched the controls (disabled as such) for a 'Phalanx turret' (if memory serves) capable of putting out a 'WALL' of ammunition according to my escort.

Now for the connection to your DEW statements; my 'escort' around 'HMS Ocean', then directed me to the controls of a 'micro wave weapon'. To paraphrase; "it's used primarily to boost signal reception when in far ranging waters, but if we turned it up to full and pointed it at that building, it would fry anyone in there. They're microwaves, think about what that does, even just the one in your home and this ones output is huge".

In general I believe we're 'in the dark' about a lot of stuff and at the time, 2012, I felt like this may have been privileged information, the whole experience was a bit 'through the looking glass' if you will, that ship was ARMED!!

Being a Brit we don't really get to play with guns so this kind of thing may seem slightly less 'edgy' to your typical; Bug out ready, supply hoarding, bunker + armoury 'enthusiasts' that Uncle Sam is famous for! /sarcasm ;-) But it happened and is relevant so I finally logged in and commented after a good decade of lurking here on ATS.

Peace

Mike











posted on Jan, 16 2020 @ 07:48 PM
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a reply to: The GUT

At the time the power requirements were prohibitive. The technology is catching up now. It's still not something that's going to be a long time window, but word is that it's more effective and getting better with each attempt.



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