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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Report: Pentagon Working on Drone Laser Missile Zapper

The Pentagon is reportedly rushing to develop a drone laser weapon capable of zapping rockets almost as soon as they are launched.

According to Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Missile Defense Agency said it has conducted tests of a "directed-energy airborne laser" fired from a military drone – a weapon that would be carried by remote-control aircraft over suspected enemy ballistic missile launch sites. The current system relies on "metal-to-metal" missile interceptors guided by radar and satellites, the outlet reported.

This could revolutionize missile defense, dramatically reducing the role of kinetic interceptors," agency spokesman Christopher Johnson told the outlet in an email.

Johnson said five leading defense contractors — Boeing, General Atomics, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon — are studying the technology, and the agency expects to award contracts this year, the newspaper reported.



Anonymous said...

Many years ago there was going to be a laser to kill cars so no more high speed car chases, were still waiting on it. Might be coming out the same time we all get our Jet Packs.

Anonymous said...

Beam me up Mr. Scotty!! Set phasers to 'kill'.

Jim said...

I can think of more targets than missiles, can't you?

Size has been a constraint, but the laser systems are getting small enough to deploy in a lot of useful ways.

Anonymous said...

Its here 3:08 just dangerous for common use. Basically an EMP weapon. Lasers are safer

Anonymous said...

work on a Demon-crate Zapper !!!

Anonymous said...

make a Fake News Zapper !!