Monday, July 17, 2017

The Birth Of Laser Weapons

Shawn Martin, Electronics 360: The Birth of Laser Weapons

Research and development of laser weapons began in the mid-20th century. Countless failed attempts ensued, and for quite some time the only suitable military tasks for lasers were for range-finders and target acquisition. As technology breakthroughs brought forth the anticipation that lethal lasers could soon be commissioned, Protocol IV of the Geneva Convention, adopted on October 13, 1995, in Vienna, established a pre-emptive ban on blinding laser weapons. Development of energy-directed weapons, however, continued with the purpose of dazzling enemy craft and destroying boats, vehicles, drones and missiles.

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WNU editor: Bottom line .... we are still far away from having these weapons platforms deployed.

1 comment:

jimbrown said...

Recent AH.64 with laser seemed ready to go. Maybe deploy about 1,000 to take out NoKo nukes.