Chris James Posted January 3, 2014 Report Share Posted January 3, 2014 Remember all those cool laser weapons in Star Wars? The US Army now has one. http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/how-the-army-s-recent-successful-laser-test-could-change-the-future-of-warfare-005259265.html Okay, a mortar shell has a low trajectory and doesn't move that fast compared to other things, but this is only a start. The old adage applies: the best defense is a good offense. When conventional weapons are overcome by this kind of technology they will become obsolete, and isn't that the best way to end conflicts? In time, this technology will be able to shoot down artillery shells and rockets, bad news for Hezbollah. I can imagine a future design mounted on aircraft to shoot down anti-aircraft missiles. The Navy already has a laser weapon mounted on a ship. Star Wars indeed. The cost of advanced weapons technology is what put the Soviet Union out of business. When war becomes too expensive perhaps diplomacy will have better success and give peace a chance. Quote Link to comment
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