DARPA To Test Planes With Lasers by 2014

Aaron Cynic writes at Diatribe Media:

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) plans to take warfare to the next level of science fiction by integrating lasers into planes within two years. Gizmodo reports last week the Defense Department’s research wing announced it would integrate the HELLADS (High Energy Liquid Laser Area Defense System) system, a solid state laser system light enough to be installed in bombers and fighters which would act as a defense mechanism, before the year is out. HELLADS delivers a 150kW charge which would be able to take out incoming surface-to-air missiles and other anti-aircraft ordinance. According to Dvice, the lasers would be usable on the ground as well and in an air to ground attack role.

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4 Comments on "DARPA To Test Planes With Lasers by 2014"

  1. Anarchy Pony | Feb 2, 2013 at 3:43 pm |

    Oh great, now the US can attack countries that actually have anti-air defenses.

  2. InfvoCuernos | Feb 2, 2013 at 5:32 pm |

    If you can dream it, they can build it! but still no deathstar 🙁

  3. They really like to spend lots of money in crap…

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