Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Video: Laser Shoots Down Missile

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Current missile defenses consist of missiles fired at other missiles. If Lockheed Martin has its way, that may change in a few years, with missiles being shot down by laser beams.

Lockheed’s system is called Area Defense Anti-Munitions, or ADAM. It’s a 10-kilowatt laser that can be fired at a target up to 1.2 miles away, and ADAM can track missiles at up to 3 miles away.

Lockheed tested the system on live missiles last month, and the video (link below) is pretty impressive — a laser destroys a rocket in less than a second at a range of just under a mile.

More - Link >>> http://news.discovery.com/tech/gear-and-gadgets/laser-shoots-down-missile-130511.htm

Video of laser destroying missile:
Link >>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kgUnDeED9MM 

Sources: Lockheed Martin, Discovery Channel News.

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Video: Ship Laser Weapon to be Deployed by U.S. Navy (2013 April 9):

Link >>> http://spacewatchtower.blogspot.com/2013/04/video-ship-laser-weapon-to-be-deployed.html


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