Its a “Laser”

July 24, 2008

“In an attempt to shore up its safe havens in the war zone, the Pentagon asked Boeing a year ago to develop a preliminary design for a system that could control a laser beam—but not just any laser beam. This one would come mounted on a truck that could defeat a persistent surprise threat from above. And this week the defense contractor delivered, bringing the Army one step closer to getting what can only be described as a laser truck—one capable of disabling incoming rounds. ”

Sounds pretty sweet.  Although it may not see much action in Iraq, I’m sure they’ll field it somewhere…

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One Response to “Its a “Laser””


  1. […] 19th, 2008 More on Boeing’s awesome truck mounted laser gun.  The first part of that was here.  This is extremely interesting, especially in light of a weird incident that happened Iraq […]


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