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Geplaatst op 13 april 2011 - 20:33

US Navy tests shipborne laser gun

For the first time, a US Navy vessel has disabled a nearby boat by firing a laser at its engines, setting them on fire. The test, which took place recently off the California coast, involved solid-state lasers, rather than the bulky chemical laser used in previous tests. The laser owes its potency to the ease with which individual solid-state lasers can be arrayed to produce a single weapon. Laser weapons that blind people are banned under Protocol IV of the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons.


Lees verder: http://www.bbc.co.uk...nology-13033437

Bron: BBC

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