Tuesday, July 20, 2010

We're a step closer to the Slammers

The U.S. Navy has used a a laser weapon to shoot down four unmanned aerial vehicles in a test that rings up memories of Ronald Reagan's "Star Wars" missile defense shield in the 1980s.
There's no specifics- type of laser, wattage, how long it was actually on the drone- but shooting one down is still a step forward. Especially added to this:
The tests were overseen by the Defense Ministry, the Israeli Air Force and the Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. which developed the Iron Dome, slated to become operational and deployed along the Gaza border in the coming weeks.

The missile barrages that the system succeeded in intercepting included a number of rockets that mimicked Kassam and longer-range Grad-model Katyusha rockets that are known to be in Hamas’s arsenal.

Couple of days ago Billy Beck pointed out 'this is not good'; well, it's even not gooder now:
Oakland police have their hands full. In addition to a shootout on the freeway and a police-involved shooting at a BART station, officers are now on the hunt for an apparent sniper trying to take out officers.

"They hear gunshots and can feel the bullets pass by them," police spokesman Officer Jeff Thomason said. "They can hear them whizzing by."

Foreign major media seems to be just as ball-less and PC-at-any-cost as most of ours. Even as the enemy is slowly taking over, they just can't make themselves name the enemy. Found through this post at Chicago Boys.

Flying Pig!

Snork... hehehehehe...
If you wish to go mock a fruitcake at PETA, go here. Hell, if you wish to mock a PETA fruitcake you can stay right here and do it! I’d love to hear your best I screwed with a PETA fruitcake by ________” essays!

I can eat cake any day. This is the only time I can blow one up.
Well, Happy Birthday(delayed), lass.

Yeah, it's just friggin' awful how bad the palisimians in Gaza have it; how do they survive?

And finally,
A: Officer dumbass shouldn't be aiming a weapon at someone so carelessly, and


Anonymous said...

I can state with reasonable cetainty that as soon as the nitwh and his thugs read/hear about the navy's successful test with the laser they will proceed to defund any further research for the project.

Phelps said...

It makes perfect sense to start these energy weapons in the Navy. These ships have the excess energy generation to feed them, especially the nuke vessels, you can enclose the entire weapon in a fairly sealed environment (shooting through lenses) and you can bury the capacitors (which you REALLY don't want taking battle damage) the same way they did naval artillery batteries (which you REALLY don't want taking battle damage, because they both blow up.)