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Lockheed develops huge laser gun weapon


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#16    Sundew

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 10:05 PM

Timely, since China supposedly has successfully tested a hypersonic nuclear missile. Perhaps these also should be deployed around major population centers just in case.


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Posted 05 February 2014 - 11:00 PM

You could potentially destroy something in orbit (or even further) with something like this quite easily. They use lasers FAR less powerful than this to cut steel and even diamonds. I think 30kw is probably enough to turn things in to plasma. It doesn't matter what you shoot it at, anyone nearby will need some epic shades to stop them from being blinded :)

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 11:19 PM

View PostF3SS, on 05 February 2014 - 02:54 PM, said:

Couldn't a laser beam be concentrated and sustained on a target until it does practically vaporize it? It's not like a bullet or missile.

Example : The laser beams from Lunar Laser Ranging systems from earth arrive on the moons surface spreaded
up to approx 70km^2.


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 12:43 AM

These types of things will hopefully make ballistic nuclear strikes a thing of the past. Keep it up i say.


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 01:25 AM

View Posttoast, on 05 February 2014 - 11:19 PM, said:



Example : The laser beams from Lunar Laser Ranging systems from earth arrive on the moons surface spreaded
up to approx 70km^2.
    

So it spreads over distance. Makes sense but I bet that can be corrected someday and I'm sure that is far less of an issue considering targets will be far closer than the moon. I also realize that it takes enormous energy to fire one of these beams in question and it would take far more energy to sustain a large deadly beam on the whole of a large target for a long enough time to incinerate it into dust even if it's only a second or two but I believe in theory that's not out of the realm of future laser beam possibility and it's probably already a patented idea on the table.

Edited by F3SS, 06 February 2014 - 01:26 AM.


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 02:02 AM

Now all they need are sharks to attach the laser to.

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 02:20 AM

lemme know when laser pistols are a thing, then i'll be interested

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 06:19 AM

Finally Chairface can write his name on the moon.

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 07:16 AM

Just in time to protect us from the giant rats!


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 07:18 AM

Also the Australian government can use it on the boat people. To quote Nelson "I see no ships!"


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 04:12 PM

I bet the Chinese are knocking these out at 2.99 already!


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 04:37 PM

Deleted.

Way too slow.

Edited by Peter B, 06 February 2014 - 04:46 PM.


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 08:15 PM

hmm   i wonder what the power consumption needs of this thing is?     If it needs to travel with a parade of generators  it's  not too practical?  
   I'd take a small solar powered one set to    OW!   OW! OW!

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 08:45 PM

Would it stop a mirror finished missile?


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 12:39 AM

View PostTwin, on 06 February 2014 - 08:45 PM, said:

Would it stop a mirror finished missile?

One of the problems with laser, probably no it would not. The battle becomes between the finish of the mirror and how much energy the laser is able to deliver. Say you need x amount of Joule to negate a missile, if your mirror reflectivity is 50%, then your laser needs to double the energy output to enable a kill. If your mirror reflectivity it 90%, well, your required laser energy output goes up proportionally. And so the battle between cost, technology and probabilities ensues.

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