with two High Energy Laser systems; High Energy Liquid Laser Area Defense System (HELLADS),
to be installed in tactical aircraft such as the B-1 Bomber, and the
Aero-Adaptive/Aero-Optic Beam Control (ABC) system in high speed fighter jets.
And to think that the White House just said NO to Star Wars and The Death Ray.
Isnt this how it alway is?
Testing is in its final stages at NASA Ames.
The program is now in the final development phase where a second laser module will be
built and combined with the first module to generate 150 kW of power.www.darpa.mil...(HELLADS).aspx
Field testing will commence at White Sands Missile Range,
the goal being operational in 2014 and 2015.
Aero-Adaptive/Aero-Optic Beam Control (ABC) program, an automatic laser turret capable of taking down missile threats from any direction.
High Energy Liquid Laser Area Defense System (HELLADS) DARPA
Lockheed Martin High Energy Laser Prototype
So now....Star Wars and the Death Ray cant be that far away, and Next Generation
Drones with Death Lasers are just around the bend. Who would have imagined,
those crazy stories will be a reality very very soon.
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 25-1-2013 by burntheships because: (no reason given)
edit on Sun Jan 27 2013 by DontTreadOnMe because: switched picture per OP request