ADAM test on tethered rocket

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posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 07:50 PM
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Lockheed Martin has recently released video of an ADAM (Area Defense Anti-Munitions) test, on December 10, 2012. The test used an unarmed tethered rocket, fired along a cable at 1.6km from the laser. Target acquisition, to destruction of the target took about 3 seconds.

The ADAM system uses a 10 kilowatt fiber laser, with an effective range of about 2 miles. They have successfully hit unmanned aerial targets at 0.9 miles, and small caliber rockets at 1.2 miles.





posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 08:14 PM
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So....
Lockheed made an estes rocket that explodes while on a wire...
How much has this costed the taxpayers yet?
I thnk I could have done this for about 20 bucks...



posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 08:39 PM
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It's hardly an Estes rocket, and it didn't just explode. The laser did just what it was supposed to, and destroyed the warhead.


Another test using an 11ft wingspan Osprey UAV.






 
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