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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.
Originally posted by NWguy83
What ever happened to the black budget...
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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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.