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Date: 04/09/13 04:43 PM

20 Responses to Lasers To Be Deployed On Navy Vessels In 2014

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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    April 9, 2013 at 4:43 pm
    Link: Lasers To Be Deployed On Navy Vessels In 2014 - Yes. Really. They Can Even Down Drone Mid-Flight. Sadly, No Plans For Sharks With Lasers.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    April 9, 2013 at 4:54 pm
    Pretty cool, and I think it`s a worthwhile arrow in the quiver. But if I were on the other team, my immediate response would be to affix a mirror to the underside of my UAV and fly it in at a high angle of attack. (And that, no doubt, is why the video referred to a machine-gun-based backup.)
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36208 posts
    April 9, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Star Trek had it first.




    hmmm I should submit Trek Tech as a mid-day movie.
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    h4krChik Female 40-49
    86 posts
    April 9, 2013 at 5:56 pm
    Obey the LAWS!!!!
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4718 posts
    April 9, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Gerry - don`t you mean phaser not laser.
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    DFWBrysco Male 40-49
    307 posts
    April 9, 2013 at 6:42 pm
    This could be exactly what the Mk-15 CIWS needs to overcome many of it`s shortcomings.

    However, pairing the LAWS with CIWS to do targeting and detection will introduce some shortcomings to LAWS. For instance, one limitation of CIWS (if it hasn`t been addressed recently) is that CIWS is only effective for targets that do not exceed 45 degrees in angle - this is because CIWS` radar mount gimbles lock at 48 degrees, making any target "invisible" beyond that angle. All an enemy had to do to defeat CIWS was launch S2A artillery close to surface level until it was almost in range of CIWS, then convert to a vertical trajectory with a high arc rate that would enter the range of CIWS detection past a 45 degree angle...

    But it will be interesting to see the two paired and effectively working together in a real theatre.

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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36208 posts
    April 9, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    turdburglar, phasers came in the show. The 1st pilot had hand lasers.
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    April 9, 2013 at 8:58 pm
    Sadly, No Plans For Sharks With Lasers.

    That`s what they want you to think.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    April 9, 2013 at 10:02 pm
    I AM THE LaWS!


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    Kain1 Male 18-29
    1473 posts
    April 10, 2013 at 1:51 am
    So. Many. Acronyms!
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    DromEd Male 40-49
    1850 posts
    April 10, 2013 at 5:26 am
    Erie how much the narration resembles the Union Aerospace Corp. narration in Doom 3.
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    EgalM Male 30-39
    1707 posts
    April 10, 2013 at 8:02 am
    Ahhh, I wanted to see it fire.
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
    2424 posts
    April 10, 2013 at 10:06 am
    Now, put them on one of these

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    chalket Male 50-59
    2712 posts
    April 10, 2013 at 10:19 am
    I demand they immediately release these for public purchase! How else can we keep our own government in check?
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    April 10, 2013 at 1:12 pm
    @Chalket: LOL. You`re right. Every teacher should have one of these lasers mounted at the front of the classroom.

    "Tardy again, Julie?" *Bzzzzzzt!*
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    April 10, 2013 at 1:17 pm
    I demand they immediately release these for public purchase! How else can we keep our own government in check?

    Oh god that tired lefty anti gun strawman statement again!
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    Cartunze Male 60-69
    841 posts
    April 10, 2013 at 5:01 pm
    It does okay shooting down model planes flying around but I don`t see this having any effect on a cruise missile headed directly at the ship.
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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
    1502 posts
    April 11, 2013 at 7:46 am
    I demand they immediately release these for public purchase! How else can we keep our own government in check?

    How they hell are you going pay the power bill!?!
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    chalket Male 50-59
    2712 posts
    April 11, 2013 at 8:56 am
    Oh god that tired lefty anti gun strawman statement again!

    LOL! Yet you always scream, "Knife attack? LET`S BAN ASSAULT KNIVES!"

    Would that be a "tired righty pro gun strawman statement again?" You really crack me up sometimes, McG! I doubt you mean to, but thanks nonetheless.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    April 11, 2013 at 10:05 am
    LOL! Yet you always scream, "Knife attack? LET`S BAN ASSAULT KNIVES!"

    Ya, that would be sarcasm to show the road you`d like to go down.

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