Laser Weapon System

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by PanBaccha, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    Naval ship with Laser Weapon System demonstrates its lethal power.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/Watch?v=OmoldX1wKYQ&feature=youtube[/ame]
     
  2. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    First of all, REALLY?

    Secondly, lasers are photons. Photons are light. Light continues to travel until it is absorbed by another type of matter. If the laser misses the target, that shot of light continues through the atmosphere and into space then on to???
     

  3. texaswoodworker

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    If the laser misses a target, and makes it out of the atmosphere, it will continue to travel until it hits something, which may be never.

    I wonder how long it will be before they shrink this technology down so that it will fit in a rifle.
     
  4. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I wonder how long after that we will destroy all the satellites with our laser guns.
     
  5. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    That's a possibility, but remember, satellites are extremely far away, and moving very fast. If they somehow were hit by a laser from a rifle, it would only be for a microsecond. Would that be enough to really damage it? Plus, if they have a reflective skin, a laser will just deflect off of them.
     
  6. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Deflection, reflection, refraction..... They all have the ability to return to Earth.
    Aren't you like 20? You have a good head on you.
     
  7. DFlynt

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    How long before someone develops a laser riding anti laser missile like they did with the Shrike and HARM anti radar missiles?
     
  8. DFlynt

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    I'm going to guess quite a while unless they have a major breakthrough in energy storage devices and power delivery systems. I would guess the next step would be development of a system that will fit on an M1A1 or other MBT chassis
     
  9. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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