Originally posted by weedwhacker
NOT a "laser". Piece of paper. This has been discussed countless times, already.
Here it is again, the video you 'thought" shows a "laser":
Oh, and BTW --- about laser targeting. YOU CAN'T SEE THEM!!! And, they "pulse":
Another military use of lasers is as a laser target designator. This is a low-power laser pointer used to indicate a target for a precision-guided
munition, typically launched from an aircraft. The guided munition adjusts its flight-path to home in to the laser light reflected by the target,
enabling a great precision in aiming. The beam of the laser target designator is set to a pulse rate that matches that set on the guided munition to
ensure munitions strike their designated targets and do not follow other laser beams which may be in use in the area. The laser designator can be
shone onto the target by an aircraft or nearby infantry. Lasers used for this purpose are usually infrared lasers, so the enemy cannot
easily detect the guiding laser light.
Can we finally put the "laser" to bed,now??
Hello. This is my first post and I signed up specifically to respond to this. I'm guessing someone else may have later in the thread but I couldn't
find it so I figured it couldn't hurt to point this out.
The human eye cannot see infrared light but the CCD of a video camera CAN. You can confirm this by taking your camcorder and pointing an infrared
remote control at it and pressing any button. Now I am not sure the CCD would pick up infrared laser light but I don't see why not. At any rate, just
because it is invisible to the human eye, I wouldn't assume a video camera can't see it.
And finally, I'm not at all convinced that what I saw in that video was a laser. It could well be a piece of paper. I'm just pointing this out. It
does look suspicious.
edit on 3-12-2010 by spicypickle because: (no reason given)