Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Holy Atomic Pile

I'm a huge Navy fan. Not so much for the football team--though that might just come with the territory. It's for a bunch of reasons like the old Grumman F-14 Tomcat, The Enterprise (the newer one---not one of the older ones),The Nimitz, fast attack submarines, and mostly frogmen. Yep, them. Underwater Demolition Teams and STOT were precursors to modern day SEAL teams.

[I think this is the last group of people on Earth you'd want hunting you]

But this picture of a Laser Weapon System is completely cool. The link for the article here is from CNN. Essentially, it "successfully tracked, engaged, and destroyed" a drone in flight. I know, I know...we've already done that right? Fired lasers at targets, yes. But read the article to find why this ups the ante.

Really. A laser weapon. In-freakin-credible.

Welcome to the 21 century.

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