The US Navy Now Has A Sweet Laser Designed To Destroy Drones

Submitted by: normalfreak2 4 weeks ago in News & Politics


Meet America's newest weapon: LAWS! We now have lasers!
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Male 1,336
it can also draw giant penis shapes in the clouds.
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Male 1,517
What I love is the state of the art drone launcher, A trailer strapped to the deck. 
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Male 15,063
Silver the drone, problem goes away. To be doubly safe, put an extra IR cut filter over the camera.
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Male 2,523
Whats the fire rate and the effective range?
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Male 7,574
daegog I think the effective range is LOS.  I'll double check, as long as their equipment can see the item they can hit it.
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Male 76
LOS would include things like the moon - in range? Yes.  Effective range? I hope not.
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Male 7,574
agurney fair point
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Male 76
Looks like single shot, rather than rapid fire.

I'll lay odds that the effective range depends on how shiny the target is - you probably don't need armour/armor, just a decent mirror :) 

Being pedantic, you could probably determine the fire rate (frequency) from the wavelength (about 1000 nanometers). The velocity of the 'round' is around 300 million meters per second.



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Male 106
I remember seeing a discovery channel episode about them developing this a little over ten years ago. It's probably been around longer than that.
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