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Pentagon seeks cash to test space weapons

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posted on Mar, 15 2006 @ 03:47 PM
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What ever happened to the black budget...




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Destruction of enemy satellites with high-powered ground-based lasers is among weapon systems the U.S. Defense Department reportedly wants to test in space.

The Pentagon is seeking funding for these tests which could cost hundreds of millions of dollars, reports the Boston Globe citing federal budget documents. The department's budget proposal is for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1.

Other tests for creating a space battlefield would include a missile launched at a small satellite in orbit and a small space vehicle that could disperse weapons while traveling at 20 times the speed of sound, the report said.

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posted on Mar, 15 2006 @ 04:04 PM
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Before people get on about putting weapons in space as theses types of weapons are allowed under the international "Outer Space Treaty" of 1967. That treaty only banned WMD weapons from being placed in orbit. The moon was the place that has all weapons banned.

I dont really know why this wouldnt be covered under the black budget though. Perhaps these programs are about to go white to get funding beyond that of the Black budget.



posted on Mar, 15 2006 @ 06:03 PM
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Originally posted by ShadowXIX
I dont really know why this wouldnt be covered under the black budget though. Perhaps these programs are about to go white to get funding beyond that of the Black budget.


Maybe this is too big to be covered by the black budget. Its hard to hide an extra couple of hundred million dollars one year or maybe it is partially covered by the black budget.

Justin



posted on Mar, 15 2006 @ 06:35 PM
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Originally posted by NWguy83
What ever happened to the black budget...




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Destruction of enemy satellites with high-powered ground-based lasers is among weapon systems the U.S. Defense Department reportedly wants to test in space.

The Pentagon is seeking funding for these tests which could cost hundreds of millions of dollars, reports the Boston Globe citing federal budget documents. The department's budget proposal is for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1.

Other tests for creating a space battlefield would include a missile launched at a small satellite in orbit and a small space vehicle that could disperse weapons while traveling at 20 times the speed of sound, the report said.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.




If I ever had any remorse thoughs:"Are they really stupid?"now I have no more.
Destroying satellites with heavy lasers? Why not with missiles? They have the best ballistic missiles in the world(and when I'm thinking about Conrad Haas and 1555:first ballistic,two-stage,missile in the world..)
It's utterly impossible and a waste of money:

The laser beam expands its radius proportionally with the distance travelled from the source and the power of the source;;;;so after travelling 100 metres it will be harmless.

Hey,maybe they'll make cosmic flashlights
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posted on Mar, 15 2006 @ 06:54 PM
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The laser beam expands its radius proportionally with the distance travelled from the source and the power of the source;;;;so after travelling 100 metres it will be harmless.


This just shows how much know about the current state of military lasers. Laser are cheaper per shot then any missile designed for the same job will ever be. Not to mention they travel at the speed of light and can be fired in a rapid succession. You know, that might come in handy when your trying to shoot something traveling 17,000 MPH and several hundred miles above the earth. But then again what does the government know?



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