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Originally posted by enaught
The obvious candidate still is to shoot down the 747, or why not use these lasers to shoot down jets and bombers? My best guess is that using lasers, especially in the air, is a ridiculous idea.
The Bush administration is seeking to develop a powerful ground-based laser weapon that would use beams of concentrated light to destroy enemy satellites in orbit.
The largely secret project, parts of which have been made public through Air Force budget documents submitted to Congress in February, is part of a wide-ranging effort to develop space weapons, both defensive and offensive…
The laser research… would take advantage of an optical technique that uses sensors, computers and flexible mirrors to counteract the atmospheric turbulence that seems to make stars twinkle.