posted on Jun, 5 2005 @ 06:47 PM
The storage and steady power delivery are the problems that need to be worked through. I was digging through a bunch of requests for white papers,
and the military desperately needs power sources. They've got a ton of nifty HE weapons, and nowhere near enough juice. There's a ship that
utilizes a holistic approach to power generation, but that's the only dedicated HE generation weapons platform that I know of.
They've got some really, and I mean really, nifty toys. But they can't get them from the lab onto the battlefield.
I personally think plasma weapons are the next generation, and they might be easier to engineer in terms of power usage, in a one shot sense. It
would remain a projectile weapon, but lethality, for a plasma 'bullet', would be much higher than a slug.