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Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by Coot, Nov 5, 2002.

  1. Coot

    Coot Passed Away January 7, 2010

    It would appear that the U.S. Army is upping the ante in defensive battlefield strategies. At White Sands, they've managed to destroy an incoming artillery shell with a high powered tactical laser...well before the intended target. Story Here
  2. Sierra Mike

    Sierra Mike The Dude Abides Staff Member

    I haven't read the article yet, but the ASE PMO had a nifty device for our helicopters in the 1990s...called ATIRCM, which would use a laser to destroy/blind incoming IR missiles.

  3. ShinyTop

    ShinyTop I know what is right or wrong!

    That's fantastic. Unfortunately I bet it is at least 5 years from deployment if Congress allows us to have it. The idiots on the hill object at the price of the Crusader without understanding our forces have been outranged with arty since WWII.
  4. wapu

    wapu Veteran Member

    I would like to know what this laser would do to armor? Or a cow. I guess that is why I don't work testing lasers.;)

  5. immortal one

    immortal one 501st Geronimo

    Looks to be quite a countermeasure.

  6. bruzzes

    bruzzes Truthslayer

    Some components

  7. jamming

    jamming Banned

    The Crusader is going to have a follow on system, yes it was a good system but it just cost too much, besides saturation artillery is good versus large military formations what we need is highly mobile artillery capable of precise strikes, like a cheaper Copperhead Shell.

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