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Originally posted by ausconspiracies
alos, remember in 1998 when NATO & the US were fighting in cosovo??
they used a weapon that fried electrical circuits, i was wondering if this was the E bomb, i can't remember if it was but it sound familiar.
Originally posted by intelgurl
By the way, (not that this has anything to do with your question), unlike Lasers, mirrors do not affect the path of a particle beam.
[Edited on 8-3-2004 by intelgurl]
Originally posted by intelgurl
Plasma is when a gas is heated until the atoms lose all their electrons, leaving a highly electrified collection of nuclei and free electrons.
The scientific-minded folks who visit this thread may be able to further expound on this in (hopefully) laymans terms, but the way I understand it, in order to make atoms become plasma, they must be accelerated at hypervelocities thus becoming superheated, electrified atomic particles that are then released (fired) from the device.
Others [terrorists] are engaging even in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves... So there are plenty of ingenious minds out there that are at work finding ways in which they can wreak terror upon other nations...It's real, and that's the reason why we have to intensify our [counterterrorism] efforts." Secretary of Defense William Cohen at an April 1997 counterterrorism conference sponsored by former Senator Sam Nunn. Quoted from DoD News Briefing, Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen, Q&A at the Conference on Terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and U.S. Strategy, University of Georgia, Athens, Apr. 28, 1997.
Originally posted by Devils Advocate
Might I enlighten our American friends and make them aware that those lasers must emit at wavelengths beyond those transmitted by the eye.
Tough luck, cause that would mean deep UV or far-IR, ergo no tranparency through air. Yay!
Keep up the good work peeps!
Stopping an adversary in his boots with a nonlethal ray gun is no longer just a sci-fi pipe dream, according to a local defense contract official.
Nonlethal directed-energy scientists have tested a weapon that does just that, only on a slightly larger scale than a handgun, said Wade W. Smith, deputy of Raytheon Missile Systems' Directed Energy Weapons division.
Smith spoke of the promise of directed-energy weapons yesterday at the Photon Forum 2004, held Monday and Tuesday at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive. The event was to expose potential investors and users to emerging technologies and give scientists and engineers a chance to network with the investment community.
Like a massive laser gun mounted on a military-style Humvee, the Active Denial Technology (ADT) weapon, which uses directed energy technology, "gets the bad guy to stop what he's doing," Smith said.
Originally posted by cyberdude78
This is very interesting. But these systems are going to take a while to deploy because one particle beam probably costs millions of dollars at the least.
U.S. Army Seeking 'Early Success' For Directed Energy
The U.S. Army is looking for a directed energy (DE) weapon or weapons that could be developed relatively quickly to generate more enthusiasm for the technology, according to a service official.
While the service is exploring more than a dozen DE technologies in the belief that such weapons have significant potential, many of the Army's weapons developers will be more likely to focus on DE as a solution to their needs when the technology is successfully demonstrated in a realistic setting, said Army Col. James Pierson of the Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC).