Skip to comments.Watch: Laser on helicopter 'zaps' target
Posted on 06/27/2017 3:37:07 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
On Monday, Raytheon, a high energy laser system developer for the US army, said that it had bolted a laser to a U.S. Army Apache AH-64 helicopter and zapped an unmanned target at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.
The weapons test marked the first time a fully integrated laser system had successfully located and shot a target from a rotary-wing aircraft over a wide variety of flight regimes, altitudes and air speeds, the company said in a statement.
Raytheon didnt specify what the target was but said the helicopters laser directed energy on it from nearly a mile away. Unlike the computer rendering of the weapon provided by the company, the lasers beam is invisible in real life.
Video from the missile range shows the Apache flying over the New Mexico desert with the laser a gray, torpedo-like tube with a ball on the front attached to the vehicles right side. Orange cables run from the back of the laser into the interior of the helicopter. At one point the video shows black and white images of a rectangular object with a bright flash in the center of it, captioned LASER ON TARGET. Dramatic drum music plays in the background. The lasers shots were not shown in the footage.
The goal of the experiment, conducted in collaboration with U.S. Special Operations Command, was to see how well the Apache could fire the weapon given the vibration of the helicopter, the dust kicked up by the rotating blades and the vehicles downwash, or downward airflow....
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This will work great when the NWO takes over.
Perfect for mosquito season in Alaska
Is there a version for sharks?
Not yet, but there is a small version for mutated sea bass...
Well, that’s about as dull as it gets.
Are they ill tempered at least?
Are they angry sea bass?
Oh please tell me those kids were in whatever they were aiming at! If "Rachel" was a drinking game you'd be dead in the first 30 mins. Dayum that girl drove me bonkers in that movie. Although she was compounded by Cruise and that little Beatles lookin brat.
It didn’t do anything.
There was even any pew pew!
WHEN ARE WE GOING TO GET TO THE FIREWORKS FACTORY!?
Nah. Just spread some flu virus on ‘em and they’re toast.
The Southern District of New York has ruled that the US must admit martians. They will enrich American culture with their horn music and tripod dancing, and introduce new ethnic foods, such as human blood, and make it harder for Tom Cruise to get his kids to mommy in Boston. Only a few extremists want to take over the world and kill everyone. The vast majority of martians are decent, hard-working people that Donald Trump doesn’t like due to his racism. As for l. asers, however, they said the 2nd Amendment doesn’t cover them, and they must be dismounted from Apache helicopters immediately.
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