Boeing, BAE to Build 'Laser Machine Gun'

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    It's anybody's guess what kind of threat a machine guns or lasers can't defeat on their own (Mothra? Decepticons? Kraken?). But now that 19th century ballistic technology has teamed up with 21st century ray gun tech, whatever that enemy may be will think twice about messing with a U.S. Navy warship

    Boeing, BAE to Build 'Laser Machine Gun' - FoxNews.com
     
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    The laser weapons system can cut through a steel girder...
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    Rheinmetall demos laser that can shoot down drones
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    Reagan's much derided but ultimately successful "Star Wars" is just another example of the mindless anti-science bias of the "American" Left
     
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    More toys for big boys to spend their confiscated money on? They attack US warships with row boats and jet skis and we don't even fight back with 20th century technology. What the hell is the worlds only super power going to do with laser machine guns?
     
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    The White House response dashed the hopes of Star Wars fans...
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    US shoots down Death Star superlaser petition
    12 January 2013 - The White House has rejected a petition to build a Death Star - a huge battle-station armed with a superlaser as seen in the Star Wars films.

     
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    So how long do you think the Military Industrial Complex has had this technology?

    The story says Boeing and BAE are "building" and "developing" it, not "inventing" it. This isn't a story about a technological breakthrough, they're just telling us Boeing and BAE are getting the contract to make a Military System out of what The Military Industrial Complex already has.
     

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