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the new weapons of the millitary

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posted on Apr, 12 2006 @ 07:02 AM
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just post here if you find any thing about new weapon or experimental weapons the millitary have plz post it here


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posted on Apr, 12 2006 @ 08:14 AM
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Airborne laser...



posted on Apr, 12 2006 @ 08:37 AM
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cool i asume its for missle defence



posted on Apr, 12 2006 @ 10:49 AM
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could one theoretically use the "aireborne laser' to lift a laser-based spacecraft or be able to help sustain the craft within our atmoshphere?



posted on Apr, 12 2006 @ 03:49 PM
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Nope, atleast not with any useful payload..
ABL is strictly A2A weapon to be used against missiles of aircraft...
(in a last ditch situation it might be used in some limited A2G work)



posted on Apr, 12 2006 @ 08:19 PM
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Originally posted by northwolf
(in a last ditch situation it might be used in some limited A2G work)


doesn't have to be last ditch. could be first ditch. no one has ruled out using it against ground based targets.

boeing is outfitting a ac130 specter gunship with a laser for ground targets. it probably wont be as powerfull as the 747 based one though



posted on Apr, 12 2006 @ 09:00 PM
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Any news on the humvee with the laser for its turret. It looks nasty!! Zeus
www.defensetech.org...



posted on Apr, 12 2006 @ 09:21 PM
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Incidently, the ABL isn't for StarWars level blasting of targets. The concept is to burn a hole in the side of a missile causing massive structural failure. Against ground targets it would probrably force the evacuation of a vehicle, and a lot of obsene gestures from it's former crew.



posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 01:23 AM
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Originally posted by Travellar
Against ground targets it would probrably force the evacuation of a vehicle, and a lot of obsene gestures from it's former crew.


a megawatt class laser isn't going to generate a whole lot of obscene gestures from a human target except for dust. while it may take a few seconds to burn a hole in steel, how long do you think it will take to fry flesh and blood.

if a 1 watt one will do eye damage, what will a megawatt one do?. if several watts will cut steel, what would a megawatt one do to you?
how long would a megawatt laser need to be on a tank of fuel to cause a blevy?

ground targets are very much in the minds of plane based lasers.

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posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 05:20 AM
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Originally posted by bigx01
if a 1 watt one will do eye damage, what will a megawatt one do?. if several watts will cut steel, what would a megawatt one do to you?
how long would a megawatt laser need to be on a tank of fuel to cause a blevy?

You need more than "a few Watts" to cut steel. rather a few hundred Watts. Lasing efficiency is still quite low for high power electric lasers probably at 3-5% or so. For cutting steel for example, you need let's say a 1500 Watt CO2 laser, the electrical power use of that thing will be around 24-40 kiloWatt. Further, not even the ABL is a megaWatt class laser.



posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 06:48 AM
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Originally posted by Simon666
Further, not even the ABL is a megaWatt class laser.


that is where you are wrong. the original abl in the 707 was over 1 megawatt but that is all the airforce would say. the current abl in the 747 is also over 1 megawatt, and again that is all they will say.


my wicked laser can start a match on fire, and thats only 75miliwatt



Once this critical information is collected, it is relayed to the mirrors that tune the primary laser. At that point, look out, as the megawatt-class COIL (Chemical Oxygen Iodine Laser) lets loose with a 1.315 micron (invisible to the naked eye) beam that heats and ruptures the pressurized fuel tank of the outbound missile.


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creating just such a blevy on a missle that could be done on a ground target also.

the power needed to cut steel depends on the thickness of the metal. they used to rate laser's in gilletes ( how many gillete razor blades they could punch through)

there is nothing to stop you from using it against a human target or a target of opportunity on the ground



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posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 07:12 AM
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Originally posted by Simon666
. For cutting steel for example, you need let's say a 1500 Watt CO2 laser, the electrical power use of that thing will be around 24-40 kiloWatt.


a sheet of .05-304 stainless can be cut with as little as 400 watts



This piece of 0.05” thick S.S. was cut with 400W of power using 250 PSI nitrogen at a speed of 25 inches per minute (IPM). Notice the clean, non-oxidized edge.

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posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 08:45 AM
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The future for the ordinary soldier is more generous then expected, the new age soldier will have advance weaponry of which for the civil side the Corner Shot is developed and for the terrain soldier a kind of weapon Robinson Armament XCR Multi-Caliber Carbine .

The source states that the weapon is of raw quality read below.



The Robinson Armament XCR-L Carbine/Subcarbine features a proprietary M1913 Picatinny rail system/forend rail tube for mounting/attaching optical sights, BUIS's (Back-Up Iron Sights), ir/visible lasers, and tactical white lights. The XCR also sports a side-folding stock. Hopefully, a multi-position version of this folding stock, or a M4/M4A1-style multi-position telescoping/retractable buttstock (so the Crane/LMT SOPMOD buttstock, Vltor ModStock, and MagPul Modular Stock System (MSS) M93A Carbine Stock can all be utilized), will be offered as XCR-L options in the future. Dry weight/empty weight is 7.0 lbs. Available barrel lengths for the 5.56x45mm and 6.8x43mm (6.8 Remington SPC) versions of the XCR-L are 11.5", 14.5", 18.5" and 20". Barrels are free-floating. DefenseReview does not yet have accuracy/MOA data on the Robinson Armament XCR-L Modular Weapon System. Semi-auto-only civilian-legal versions of the XCR-L Modular Weapon System (MWS) rifle/carbine with barrel lengths of 16" and up are also available.
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posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 09:36 AM
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This is what the troops should of had, yesterday!

www.physorg.com...

Nano-Armor

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posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 09:53 AM
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This one looks pretty stealthy for shallow Water operations.
www.army-technology.com...

And unmanned attack air craft as well.
www.airforce-technology.com...



posted on Apr, 14 2006 @ 04:12 PM
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www.fluidmech.net...

This is the coolest thing I've seen in a while, it's a b2 in a plasma cloud.

This must get mistaken for UFO's all day long!!!!!

I think I might of seen this b2 before but I had no idea what it was so to me at the time it was a UFO but now it's just a REALLY cool b2 engulfed in plasma.



posted on Apr, 15 2006 @ 08:06 PM
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Here is the ATL, the ABL's little brother.


www.popsci.com...



posted on Apr, 16 2006 @ 07:13 PM
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The Navy has a working prototype of a new class of ship. It's called the Sea Fighter.

I'm gonna have to make links beacuse these pics are huge.
www.onr.navy.mil...
www.onr.navy.mil...



posted on Apr, 17 2006 @ 12:53 PM
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granted, no individual weapon will ever be quite as cool from my point of view as the promise of what these systems can do once intergrated.

Take your 'ordinary' ground pounding foot soldier, and put him out on a mission. He poke his head over a sand dune, and spots some enemy armor moving down the road. (Sadly, he carries nothing capable of killing a tank) No problem, he goes ahead and pokes his head up just a little further, far enough to aim his rifle, and just touch the trigger.

That's where the really interesting stuff begins. Upon touching the trigger, the laser rangefinder on his weapon determines the range to the lead tank he is aiming at. micro-electronics in the butt of his weapon instantly refer to the GPS co-ordinates from his personal reciever, and a determination is made of the tanks exact position, as well as estimated speed and heading. In responce to an electronic querry, the soldier says in a low voice, "Armor". The target has now been classified as an armored vehicle, and all information on it is transferred up and across the chain of command, as the system looks for the nearest weapon. A Nearby UCAV is located, and another and another. The UCAVs determine amongst themselves which one has the best shot, and an anti-tank missile is fired.

Fourty seven seconds after that one soldier touched his trigger, the lead tank explodes. Of course, Soldiers don't work alone, and the other 9 guys in the squad have already had thier looks at the rest of the colum.

Yeah, it's a fanciful piece of fiction, but everything from the distributed command, the "smart soldier" system of GPS and rifle equipment, to the semi-autonomous UCAVs have been under developement for a while. The goal is very simple, tie every weapon into every sensor on the battlefield. Anyone who can see a target, whether with the Mk1 eyeball or a airborne radar can call for it's immediate destruction with weapons suited for just that task.



posted on Apr, 18 2006 @ 09:44 PM
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A laser isn't gonna pulverize your human target, or ANY target, like suggested by one person who hinted at a "pile of dust". It makes a hole as thick as a syringe tip if you're lucky, and any bodily fluid would gush out and fill and coagulate the wound. You might be able to cut a sheet of steel, but that doesn't have a buildt-in "sprinkler" system to cool it down.



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