Navy Lasers & Pirates
April 12, 2011 by USA Post
Navy Lasers & Pirates, U.S. Navy we have moved a step closer to sharks with freakin laser beams at the head of this month. The Navy had a successful test of its strong high-energy laser STATE a surface vessel on April 6. We talked about the Navy lasers in the past that are used to protect ships from a variety of topics.
The test firing of the laser of a Navy ship was able to disable a small glass. The successful test was part of the testing regime Navy and Northrop Grumman in the sea of?? Laser Maritime Demonstrator (MAD) and validated the ability of lasers to provide protection to ships and personnel of the small boat threat.
The test was carried out at the Central California coast in the range of the Navy’s Pacific Ocean test. The test laser was mounted on the deck of the Navy test of self-defense on the USS Paul Foster (DD 964). “This is the first time that a HEL at these power levels, has been on a Navy ship, powered by the included and used to defeat a target distance in a marine environment said Peter Morrison, director of ONR DAM program.
U.S. Navy brains last week conducted its first test of a ray gun mounted on a warship, with the ray to destroy a small rigid inflatable boat and set her on fire engines.
The trial blaster boat comes as part of the laser Maritime Demonstrator (MAD) program run by the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR). Took place near San Nicolas Island, off the coast of California in the Pacific Ocean. The laser is mounted on the deck of a Navy ship self-defense test; he retired from active duty as a destroyer USS Paul Foster.
“This is the first time a high-energy laser at these power levels, has been on a Navy ship, powered by the included and used to defeat a target distance in half marine environment, “said Peter Morrison, director of the program to the battleship Raygun MLD project.
Although this test uses a 15 kW laser relatively unimpressive, the technology used is based on the previous joint program of high power solid-state laser. Under JHPSSL, 15 kW units have been developed which can be connected in a “chain” to provide beams of more than 100 kW. One hundred kilowatts is routinely and arbitrarily based on what is considered a laser as a weapon of real combat instead of, say, a less lethal alternative to conventional guns or firearms.
Future 100kW + gun turrets rays can zap incoming missiles or missile in the air, hitting with precision speed of light as soon as the object rises above the skyline. This might offer an improvement in existing facilities near the canyon defense robot, known as the Falange, which can shoot down missiles, but must come agonizingly close before you do – and that may run out of ammunition at a critical moment, too.
Hecakilowatt or grade megawatt laser could sweep the sky from horizon to horizon, reaching hundreds of miles through the air and space itself above its transport warship. The only weapons capable of penetrating such a shield can be massive solid slugs hypersonic warships shot-mounted railguns as fast (and unresponsive to laser heating) that are impervious to do ray gun.
These technologies may one day see the carrier dethroned as queen of the seas, and the big gun battleship – now armed with railguns instead of massive 15-inch guns, and armored plates laser instead of feet thick steel – restored once again lost its dominance over the waves.
That is very far, however, as the above video shows very well – and the NRA implicitly admits.
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