Death laser on a plane

#2
I look forward to the headline: "Taliban fighter destroys US super weapon jet with $1 make-up mirror".
 
#3
The CIA have had the ATL for years, thats what they used to drop the WTC.........apparently. :roll:
 
#4
The laser will be housed in a rotating turret attached to the underside of the aircraft and will be aimed independently of the plane Early tests have focused on testing the rotation of the laser housing.
Interesting? I'm not sure how they will achieve this exactly and how safe it will be?
 
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TheBigUn said:
The laser will be housed in a rotating turret attached to the underside of the aircraft and will be aimed independently of the plane Early tests have focused on testing the rotation of the laser housing.
Interesting? I'm not sure how they will achieve this exactly and how safe it will be?
Probably only a limited arc that the lasar can move about in, whilst the Spectre circles about pointing in the general direction.
 
#6
Presumably, they'll use one of these.

 
#7
What? A big finger pointing in the general direction? :)
 
#8
So they will use a pulse repetition Laser to direct the aim of a Laser from an aircraft?? Again I'm not sure how that is going to work?

Edited to add: They would need a laser laser designator as opposed to a laser target designator :? ...............

As an aside, The picture above is from Ex Red Flag at Nellis AFB, taken about 3 yrs ago. :D
 
#15
In 2002 i sat in a laser optics lecture given by an expert speaker. He said that these 'Star Wars' project style lasers will never work because theory tells us that for the divergence angle to be small enough to keep the energy concentrated over long distances the aperture would have to be huge... over 1m, and thats just not feasible.

Well, 5 years on and that looks like a 1m aperture laser to me.

I assume it comes with a 100Km long power cord? Thats gonna take some juice.

TB
 

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