July 15, 2008
But What about the Sharks?

By using only off-the-shelf hardware, Raytheon intends to field and test a working laser defense system by November. This is not like the other laser projects you've heard about lately... this system is solid-state. No nasty chemicals to handle or run out of at an embarrassing time. It's being pitched as a point-defense system against small targets like mortar shells and (presumably) rockets.

If it works as advertised, I would imagine the Israeli government will want to buy them by the dozen. Were it me, I'd then paint a big ROCKET TARGETS: NOT YOURS every 100 yards or so on the Pali side of that wall they're building. Hasta la vista, baby.

Posted by scott at July 15, 2008 08:14 AM

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Get a parts list. We'll head to Radio Shack, do some shopping, and then have a bit of fun!

Posted by: Ron on July 15, 2008 10:01 AM

Should be a very good system since it should be super accurate since it doesn't exactly have to compute very much lead on it's target (See Target Kill Target)

Also should be super deadly to planes since you can't exactly dodge the thing.

I am sure if it works you will see them mounted on all of our warships and just about any target of value.

Posted by: Jeff on July 15, 2008 10:52 AM
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