posted on Nov, 20 2012 @ 08:58 PM
reply to post by squarehead666
He's right about those tests. They had some success in aerial tests with it, somehow trying for a "bunker buster" beam, but all it did was leave
somewhat shallow holes in the ground. "Mysterious" holes. I gave an example of one item we're working on earlier. The "light-speed particle rail-gun"
(not the typical rail-gun). It won't matter how thick an armor plating is over an an area/vehicle, at the speeds the "munition" is traveling, it won't
be stopped anytime soon.
Split Infinity, others, and I had a pretty decent conversation about this FEL weapon under a different thread. It really is unlike anything elsewhere,
Russia included. The last report from Russia was that they were at around 10kW(?) and currently on hold, while the American laser was up to 14-15kW
and being fitted to reach 100kW before being deployed out onto the battlefield with current date for vehicle fittings to be around 2018. I was arguing
counter-measures but even I had to digress at that point. Once it reaches a certain temperature, unless you have some sort of oscillating barrier
(untested), then anything in it's path would pretty much be obliterated. There are definitely ways to shield against it for a few seconds at any power
level, but not if more than one is pointed at you.
Still, we're around the same level when it comes to firepower. The US has some slight advantages, especially in the speed of deployment, space
warfare, power of allies, and cyber warfare arenas, but again, it doesn't really matter due to (again) mutual destruction.
I do have a question for you however, and this is an honest one, does Russia currently employ fighter jets that hack into the systems of nearby enemy
jets - causing a stealthier approach or even total systems failure? We have a few systems like this in place on ours, is why I ask.
20-11-2012 by SoulVisions because: (no reason given)