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DARPA testing planes with a 'Star Wars'-style laser cannon

Discussion in 'General Movie Discussion' started by Djas Puhr, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. Djas Puhr

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    Took them long enough. I mean the empire had these a long time ago, in their galaxy far far away. We’re really behind in comparison.
     
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    The USAF had a big C130H cargo plane with a laser system on top.
    It was called The Milliinium Falcon. ;)
    This was in 1999.
    The DoD/DARPA & US armed forces have many, many R&D projects with lasers, tractor beams, particle(Twin Ion Engines), holograms, service robots(droids).
    The US Navy has powerful laser cannons that are crew served. They won't be fielded for another 10/15 years. Now they just use the electro-pulse weapons that can shut down communications/digital signals/etc.
     
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