With lasers like this in orbit, some positional mirror satellites to aim with and a spotter on the ground, you could call in Laser fire anywhere in the world.
Best defense, carry a mirror umbrella.
Originally posted by runetang
They'd be absolutely perfect for static position defense. Gotta camp near hostile territory for the night? Throw up like 7 of these 6-laser boxes surrounding your sleeping position and then wire them to all fire simultaineously upon the flip of a switch.
Originally posted by defcon5
My first question is how do they control the length of the beam so they don't shoot it through an enemy tank, the house behind it, the hospital behind that, the bus full of civilians behind that, and so on, and so on...
Originally posted by sir_chancealot
Lasers are light of a single wavelength.
OH, if only we had some kind of device that reflected light! Then you could reflect the laser back at the source. (/end sarcasm)
Originally posted by ANNED
A laser that can just heat a spot on a object to 1000 degrees would be good in Iraq right now.
With one you could heat a IED till it went off.
This would save a lot of time and danger to the EOD teams.
Originally posted by mad scientist
Sorry but I have to shake me head at your comments. Whilst American companies actually produce the proof of working weapons, the Russians have yet to even show a glimpse of their supposed superior weapons. Simply because they don't have any. Of course if some no name Russian scientists makes some vague claims about them being superior to everyone else, it must be true