"Arm And Lock Lasers"

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    We've already tested them with some success against a UAV..

     
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    We have tested the Chemical version. The Chemical version takes up the whole of a 747. What is being presented is the solid state that takes up a fraction of the space. In order to get more power out of the solid state or electronic laser, you just add more power and more cooling. Right now, only one Aircraft has the excessive power to power such a laser and that is the F-35. That is the reason they are predicting that in 2021 it will be installed in the new F-35s. You have to design in the excessive power into a new Aircraft. So the next one to get it will probably be the B-21 and then the 6th gen Fighter.
     
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    God help us if we depend on lasers in a war with China and Russia. During the Hussein administration we couldn't even defend a warship against a speedboat full of suicidal jihad teenagers.
     
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    The problem was, the canons weren't setup to go down below the deck like that. The speed boats were below the decks. And they were twisting and winding coming in where they were a bear to hit with small arms. Maybe the aiming on the laser can correct for all that. We'll see. Funny, no one foresaw that even though during WWII, the PT boats essentially did the same things and the Japanese seemed to be able to fire on them just fine.
     

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