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Jeng
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Laser Defense

Postby Jeng » Apr 12th, 2006 at 1:54 pm

First glowing review I've read of how the technology is comeing along.

Directed Energy Weapons <--clicky

The Zeus is actually a solid-state laser developed by the Army to heat up mines, to be able to clear minefields at a distance. In fact, the Zeus was deployed to Afghanistan, and several hundred mines were cleared by the use of this tactical weapon. There is another one called the THEL, or the Tactical High Energy Laser, that was developed for the Army, and this laser had actually shot down Katyusha rockets in White Sands Missile Range, and after over 30 Katyusha rockets were shot down, they decided to see if they could also shoot down mortars and artillery shells, and they were successful on that.


Sounds pretty cool.
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Postby K2 » Apr 12th, 2006 at 2:30 pm

That... is fuckin sweet. I want one.

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Postby Campsalot » Apr 12th, 2006 at 2:57 pm

I've been hearing about the millimeter wave devices for crowd control for some time now. However, that is the most "from the horse's mouth" information I have seen. The ABL will be awesome when they get it flying in a couple of years.

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Postby JayPhat » Apr 12th, 2006 at 3:35 pm

I have one word

"ZAAAAAAAAAAAAP"
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Postby Burzum » Apr 12th, 2006 at 4:33 pm

JayPhat wrote:I have one word

"ZAAAAAAAAAAAAP"


I think you mean "PEEEW! PEEEW!"
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Postby G Zus » Apr 12th, 2006 at 5:03 pm

K2 i think u just search for it on e-bay

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Postby Dylan » Apr 12th, 2006 at 7:13 pm

Hey maybe now Reagan's "Star Wars" defense might be possible...
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Postby Catalyst22 » Apr 12th, 2006 at 7:36 pm

I used to operate a (and I know I'm going to say spell this wrong because I have no memory) GSR PIPSI 15/25 in the Army. I did it for 3 years and it prob shortened my life by about 30 years. You could sit a styrophone cup in front of it and it would melt it in less than a minute. This is a MAN PORTABLE radar unit btw. As a side bennefit it gave off the exact same signature as a Russian ZSU :(
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Postby Sandbox » Apr 12th, 2006 at 8:54 pm

I smell a lawsuit

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Postby Jeng » Apr 12th, 2006 at 10:03 pm

Sandbox wrote:I smell a lawsuit


Right up there with the cops sueing the radar gun makers for infertility cause the cops would rest the gun in their crotch while waiting on cars to shoot.
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