Huge news for real-life ray guns: Electric lasers have hit battlefield strength for the first time -- paving the way for energy weapons to go to war.Boom Baby.
In recent test-blasts, Pentagon-researchers at Northrop Grumman managed to get its 105 kilowatts of power out of their laser -- past the "100kW threshold [that] has been viewed traditionally as a proof of principle for 'weapons grade' power levels for high-energy lasers," Northrop's vice president of directed energy systems, Dan Wildt, said in a statement.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Lasers, Railguns, and Robots! Oh My!
We've all seen the prototype Cylon that was unveiled in Japan last week. Prototype Railguns are already being delivered to the US Navy. Now heavy lasers are reaching a level that can be of practical use on the battlefield.