Is anyone else a little, I don’t know, disturbed that North Korea has nuclear missiles pointed at us and is getting all threatening about using them? Man, it’s like the cold war all over again, but I can’t remember Russia saying that they were definitely planning on using them.
Well, I’m sure I am not the first to suggest this, but as anyone thought about using lasers to protect us from missiles? Actually, I believe that Reagan had that “Star Wars” idea that never really got off the ground.
Well, this video here by the U.S. Navy shows that how a laser beam can single-handely take out a drone. You don’t see any cool colored rays, but the Laser Weapon System (LAWS) definitely produces results.
It is also inexpensive at only $1 per shot, and that is the electric bill. It costs about 40 million to develop, and I believe that they are planning on putting them on naval ships by 2014.
Okay, so let’s blast some missiles! I’m not certain whether or not the lasers would work like that, but I would like them to.
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