US Military Will Install Laser Turrets on Bombers and Fighter Jets

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posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 12:25 AM
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Those are some impressive cells, but it would seem the aircraft would be extremely limited in it's use. I mean, how many " shots " can be fired before the cells are dry, and need recharging? Can the aircraft recharge these cells in flight? The amount of energy involved is still enormous, my question is more along the lines of can the aircraft itself produce the energy required to recharge these cells or would they have to be changed out upon landing/refueling/rearming.

Impressive none the less, and I'm sure this information may not be readily available, it's just a question that popped in my head.




posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 12:34 AM
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Probably right on the details available, and even if I could post it,
its already out of date.

However, I at least think we were pointed in the right direction.



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 12:37 AM
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I had heard of this but I never thought I would EVER see this become public.

I was watching the news one day and I nearly fell out of my chair as right on the TV was a video of the U.S. Navy testing the Free Electron Laser...FEL's...Targetting System on a small rocking craft at sea.

The test was to see if the targetting system could hold on target as the Laser was fired from a ship to that craft as they both rocked. This FEL was not Nuclear Powered and this was a low level test but the cat was out of the bag.

Never thought I would see it go public!

Split Infinity



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 12:47 AM
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With you on that, they still have tech on craft that they keep bagged.

Not sure as to the reasoning, although it could be a game of tag.



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 12:55 AM
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The only thing I can think of as a reason for them to go public is they have decided to install this on all carriers and Aegis Cruisers.

Still...I thought they would install this on land and ships covertly.

Split Infinity



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 12:59 AM
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Perhaps they have...you just never know.
Clues do pop up, especially from the coasts.



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 01:07 AM
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Of what I know there is a Land Based FEL in Alaska and Canada. The FEL is electric but uses a Nuclear Reactor to generate the necessary power to properly run it. How they got Canada to go along with them installing a Nuclear Reactor on Canadian soil...I just don't know...probably a lot of cash and a few trucks of Molson! LOL!

The best place to station an FEL is at sea as it would be mobile.

Split Infinity



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 01:18 AM
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60M most to the FEL...

www.wired.com...



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 01:23 AM
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reply to post by burntheships
 


That link is difficult to open for some reason...what is it about?

Split Infinity



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 01:24 AM
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Using Dr. Evil for inspiration?





posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 01:25 AM
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www.lolwtfcomics.com...
edit on 26-1-2013 by Bilky because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 01:28 AM
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Hey...don't laugh.

The U.S. Navy has a program that has surgically implanted a Neural Processor into the brain of various sharks. The sharks can be controlled to swim and detect enemy subs as well as follow enemy ships.

Split Infinity



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 01:33 AM
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Originally posted by burntheships
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Yes, sure they have that in the works, I do recall that article from RT just in December...
rt.com...

seems that got tucked away here in the back corner, and someone "debunked it"

tee hee hee.....
Well guess what, your right.


The debunking was over it being a death ray or on a drone, and that it would be air to air instead of anti-personnel. So far , all correct.

BTW you can use it for creating "chaff" by popping a bunch of plasma blooms.



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 01:39 AM
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ThinZAG and Hellads will fit in a much smaller space but take a LOT of power, maybe a megawatt to spin that 150kw module gang. Takes its own APU usually.



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 01:46 AM
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FELs, its slow loading. Its just a curious article in that is says
they beat a record, yet tells you nada on how.



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 01:49 AM
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See now I heard that the Nuclear Powered FEL has a one second refire rate.

Still...it is understandable that a system such as the FEL that has been secret for so long...would have people with issues talking about it...even if it is sanctioned.

Split Infinity



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 01:51 AM
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I've been meaning to ask you ,I kept hearing about Excalibur being a neutral partical beam using a projected magnetic beam to keep it coherent.
Is there anything you have on that?



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 01:55 AM
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You know...I personally have not head this name used but for some reason I believe I remember someone else here bringing that name up,

I am not saying it doesn't exist...it's just that there are so many Covert Programs going on and sometimes the names are changed if there is a leak...and most of the time that leak comes from some idiot in Congress...but I will think about it and see if I can remember.

Split Infinity



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 01:57 AM
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FELs also emit radiation. It's sort of a problem in a confined space like an airframe, even if you ignore the weight and power reqiurements. CARMs, on the other hand, do not.



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 02:05 AM
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The FEL will be a Heavy Use Laser specific but not limited to Large Targets and Missile Defense of both Carrier Groups and the States and Territories of the United States. The FEL will also be capable of offensive uses such as it's ability to have it's beam bounced of a Satellite and vaporize ground targets.

Split Infinity





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