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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2017 12:15 p.m. PST

"Air Force scientists are working to arm the B-52 with defensive laser weapons able to incinerate attacking air-to-air or air-to-ground missile attack.

Offensive and defensive laser weapons for Air Force fighter jets and large cargo aircraft have been in development for several years now. However, the Air Force Research Lab has recently embarked upon a special five-year effort, called the SHIELD program, aimed at creating sufficient on-board power, optics and high-energy lasers able to defend large platforms such as a B-52 bomber.

"You can take out the target if you put the laser on the attacking weapon for a long enough period of time," Air Force Chief Scientist Greg Zacharias told Scout Warrior in an exclusive interview…"
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TGerritsen08 Feb 2017 12:49 p.m. PST


Personal logo Waco Joe Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2017 1:02 p.m. PST


Mako11 Inactive Member08 Feb 2017 5:48 p.m. PST

Just in time, since the Russkis claim they'll be putting lasers on their jet fighters too.

Wonder who has the best, fastest, most powerful, and most accurate lasers, with the fastest recharge rates?

Personal logo Condotta Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2017 8:04 p.m. PST

Hmmm, just place mirror shields on the missles and redirect the lasers back at the offensive aircraft. Place multiple mirrors and redirect the one laser at multiple targets. See, that was easy. : > ]

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2017 11:14 a.m. PST



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