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Old 12-11-2014, 05:24 PM   #1
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Beyond imagination.
US Navy Laser...
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Navy Tests Super Precise Laser Weapon in Persian Gulf - Defense One
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Old 12-11-2014, 06:26 PM   #2
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I looked at this thread because I thought someone was selling a shot of booze for .59 cents. Dang-it
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Old 12-11-2014, 06:33 PM   #3
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Let's see, 59 cent bullets in a 40 Million dollar gun.... How many times you have to fire that thing before it becomes a good deal?
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Old 12-11-2014, 06:59 PM   #4
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I'm kinda partial to the $750,000 to $2,000,000 missiles mentioned in the article. My pension depends on those kind of things.
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According to the article 20 - 53. It's can compete with a 2 million dollar missle. That's discounting safety issuses with existing technology. Who knows what else is this puppy will do?

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Saw the title and new exactly what it was about. Awesome stuff............
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I looked at this thread because I thought someone was selling a shot of booze for .59 cents. Dang-it
I'm officially a fossil....I thought it was about a shot given to my arm or fanny...
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Gives new meaning to "cheap shot"
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US Navy Laser...
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I think the "what next" might be enemies with 59 cent mirrors. ..............
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I think the "what next" might be enemies with 59 cent mirrors. ..............
Or fog machines.
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I looked at this thread because I thought someone was selling a shot of booze for .59 cents. Dang-it
Ditto! Oh well, I guess I'll just head down to my basement and sip from my own stash. Maybe my best option in any case.

Seriously cool technology though.
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I'm officially a fossil....I thought it was about a shot given to my arm or fanny...
Me too.
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it'll be even cheaper for the Romulans: they'll simply steal the technology
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Or fog machines.
Would be interested to see if that is an issue or not.

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Thats great, have we driven diwn the prices in those 50,000 dollar toilet seats yet?


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Not a Navy type here, but one of the draw backs, I would think, would be line of sight. The target has to be in sight and therefore closer than one you may use a missile on.
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Not a Navy type here, but one of the draw backs, I would think, would be line of sight. The target has to be in sight and therefore closer than one you may use a missile on.
This is first generation and that issue probably will not go away, that's just the physics of it (unless they figure out a way to make light follow a curve) but it is an option not previously available. Options are good.
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oh one-upmanship. China tests a super speedy device, we try out our speed of light laser. sigh.

China tests hypersonic strike vehicle that can breach US missile shield - The Hindu
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Beyond imagination.
US Navy Laser...
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Navy Tests Super Precise Laser Weapon in Persian Gulf - Defense One
Less than a week later.... What next?
THIS!

http://rt.com/news/214955-china-ray-gun-poly/
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