Do you think they will get laser defense systems working soon?
The Navy has been working on it, but the latest trials look like they are a flop.
Laser technology's been around for years, and I think it will work to some extent by 2020. However, many countries will probably use it to start global warfare, and everytime it's used, it will be more and more destructive than the last time.
Obviously it won't be perfect. It will be heavy, not so fuel-efficient and will have many cooldowns/require a lot of ammunition. Plus, it will be very expensive and I doubt taxpayers want to be spending money on something that *might* work ^^
Absolutely. Effective laser applications have already been demonstrated, and the Navy seems committed to developing and fielding them. They should start to be deployed experimentally very soon.
That doesn't mean they will have a Star Trek-like phaser beams that can destroy warships in a single blast, but smaller lasers for intercepting small boats and incoming missiles are a definite possibility.
Lasers have a couple of important advantages, including, firing at the speed of light and near limitless ammunition. Both of these are important considering that the potential missiles the navy will face in the future are becoming cheaper and more capable. Traditional kinetic defenses are too expensive to combat that threat.
I don't know what recent trials you are referring to. Hadn't heard of any.
by teamelite21 6 years ago
Now that Cam Newton is the Panthers QB, there has been a lot of hope spread around the Carolinas. Is it false hope? Do the Panthers really have what it takes to go all the way in the next 2 years?
by adamknows 6 years ago
What is your standpoint on gun control?
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