January 25, 2013

U.S. Military to Install Laser Turrets on Fighter Jets

Jesus Diaz, Gizmodo


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It was science fiction before, but now it's really happening, Young Skywalker: The US Navy and Air Force are going to install liquid-cooled, solid-state lasers in combat airplanes. Laser turrets designed to defend the planes by shooting incoming threats like surface-to-air missiles and rockets.

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TAGGED: Military, Airplane, DARPA, Laser