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lasers are now an effective means to taking out drones (news)
« on: December 23, 2013, 06:09:35 AM »
I remember as a child I was fascinated with the concept of lasers used in combat. But in reality-land it never happened. Until now.

Lasers are now an effective means to taking out drones:
http://slashdot.org/topic/datacenter/army-laser-passes-drone-killing-test/

That said, they estimate another 9 years before full deployment, although I wouldn't be surprised if that's sped up given some future immediate need . . .


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Re: lasers are now an effective means to taking out drones (news)
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2013, 12:53:22 PM »
That might not work so well if the drones have a mirror finish :)

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Re: lasers are now an effective means to taking out drones (news)
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2013, 02:34:04 AM »
A ceramic coating would protect it, too . . .

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Re: lasers are now an effective means to taking out drones (news)
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2013, 02:15:25 PM »
A ceramic coating would protect it, too . . .

So, by logical extension, anyone taking a pottery class is now a suspect terrorist, making laser-resistant equipment carriers?
Soon, you're going to need a license to buy a kiln!

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Re: lasers are now an effective means to taking out drones (news)
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2013, 03:19:06 AM »
If we follow the slippery slope logic anyone owning a mirror would also qualify :)

 


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