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Thread: Boeing Fires New Thin-Disk Laser, Achieving Solid-State Laser Milestone

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    Default Boeing Fires New Thin-Disk Laser, Achieving Solid-State Laser Milestone

    http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/...80603a_nr.html

    25KW... Can you imagine how much the target could reflect back... right into the pilots eyes...

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    I imagine they'd use some sort of momentary shield to fix that problem.

    I wonder if a high-tech LCD could be implemented over the pilot's headgear that would work like a welder's helmet, synced with the laser's firing electronics..

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    Quote Originally Posted by platinum View Post
    I imagine they'd use some sort of momentary shield to fix that problem.

    I wonder if a high-tech LCD could be implemented over the pilot's headgear that would work like a welder's helmet, synced with the laser's firing electronics..
    I could tell you, but I'd have to ......you, or at least have the cia enter 5 divorce settlements in your name :-)

    seach "pzlt helmet " things have improved a lot since. then.

    Steve

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    25,000 Watts for several seconds. Ok. Wonder what the wavelength is?
    My guess would be IR... or UV.. but proly not visible..

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    Love the term "warfighter"

    What an improvment.... limbs severed, self cauterizing, the battle field will be ever so tidy now with no blood !!

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    Yeah, cleanly kind of a war.. heh .. :\

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