posted on Feb, 3 2013 @ 02:17 AM
The future is here! I don't know if it's a good thing though...
So DARPA is planning to test fighter jets mounted with lasers as early as 2014, they are also developing HELLADS (High Energy Liquid Laser Area
Defence System), which is illustrated in the picture above, I assume that's an anti-aircraft weapon.
This is pretty crazy, considering the power needed for such powerful lasers I wonder if this is actually better than the good ol' bullet and
gunpowder method which is so last century. I suppose it would be much better to take down fast moving fighter jets since lasers move so much faster
than bullets, you would basically hit exactly where you aim. I think I would prefer to see this kind of money, time and technology going in to
something other than ways to kill people but it's pretty cool none the less.