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originally posted by: Dr UAE
I saw it, but I had to switch off the lights in my room, so when its dark you will be able to see it
Directed-energy weapons such as the solid-state laser and the high-powered microwave can be particularly effective against swarming small boats––and the people who man them––and are superior to kinetic weapons for a number of reasons. Chief among them is the ability to use these weapons in a graduated response mode, from nonlethal warning shots to lethal, accurate fires.
It could also be used in covert military operations. The beam is powerful enough to burn through a gas tank and ignite the fuel storage facility in a military airport.
Because the laser has been tuned to an invisible frequency, and it produces absolutely no sound, “nobody will know where the attack came from. It will look like an accident,” another researcher said. The scientists requested not to be named due to the sensitivity of the project.
In near term battles, the US military will have the option to unleash laser weapons on vehicles, vessels and possibly even aircraft. The precision of lasers like ATHENA is already remarkable.
As the technology continues to advance at a rapid pace in the U.S., lasers like ATHENA will be able to strike farther and farther away. And destroy bigger and bigger targets.
Defense News reports that the US Navy debuted the system this past August on the USS Ponce, an amphibious transport ship currently based in the Persian Gulf. The laser has a bevy of different settings, ranging from a simple warning flash to a lethal beam that can set small boats and machines on fire. The weapon, whose range remains classified, focuses the light from six solid-state welding lasers onto a single target to cause damage. The current laser is an upgraded prototype of an earlier model and cost $40 million over 7 years to build. After passing several at-sea tests and starting service on the Ponce, the system will undergo further environmental tests. The Navy hopes to deploy the weapon fleet-wide by 2017.
Directed Energy Weapon (DEW) effects originate from exploiting
quantum behaviours occurring on the subatomic scale to
convert energy from one form into another form for exploiting
a vulnerability in a target to cause disruption, damage, or
originally posted by: butcherguy
I watched the video for enough time to know that either I am blind, or Dutchsinse is crazy.
I can't see this line that he is talking about.
Is is just me?
originally posted by: Asktheanimals
I did a number of threads on the California wildfires of 2017 concerning DEWs and along with a new crop of California fires we now have possible visual evidence of their use. Dutchsinse seems to have found it:
War waged from space? -CA wildfires, PG&E accepts blame for 2017 fires
Satellite imagery of start of CA wildfires
originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: Asktheanimals
Granted all rational explanations should be explored.
Thing with that is, you are missing a orbital or air mounted directional beam weapons system.
The explanation for what happened is mostlightly down to fire wind and weather patterns.
Directed Energy Weapons (DEWs) are an emerging weapon technology with the ability to change the face of the battlefield. DEWs provide the ability to perform speed of light engagements on a target from potentially hundreds of miles away or even from space based platforms. As the technology matures other countries will undoubtedly pursue DEW development. Therefore it is imperative that the United States develop countermeasures to defend U.S. forces and assets against the DEW threat.
Adsys Controls, Inc. proposes a system to disrupt the core elements of a DEW to render it ineffective. The approach utilizes low-cost components providing a low-risk system implementable on a wide range of military and non-military assets. The key elements of the Adsys Counter DEW (CDEW) system are an early threat detection mechanism that occurs prior to high power engagement and the ability to deploy novel countermeasures to disrupt the DEW tracking mechanisms.
It was impossible to see until I adjusted the brightness. Here's what it looks like after making adjustments to the image. It's the faint red line the cursor is pointing to, "coming out" of the image of the fire below it.
originally posted by: 5ofineed5aladder
a reply to: butcherguy
I turned my brightness way up and can see it now. I couldn't at first either.
Pinned by dutchsinse
6 days ago (edited)
Brightness and Saturation were increased .. that's it.. nothing added... same images etc.. you can still get the GOES 16 live link and do this yourself as well... Sept 7, 2020 after sunset West coast time is when the beam first starts... goes through until basically sunrise.