By Shepard Ambellas
October 9, 2012
Just like in a science fiction flick, Boeing has now announced that it has a new weapon for the battlefield proving grounds that travels at a speed of 186,000 mph while disintegrating it’s targets on site with extreme precision.
This 500 horsepower, 10kw mobile solid-state laser is the new talk of the town.
This thing can shoot anything from missiles to airplanes and more, it’s no joke.
Field test will soon begin for the High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD).
An excerpt from the Daily Mail reads;
Mike Rinn, vice president of Boeing Directed Energy Systems and director of the program, said: ‘The Boeing HEL MD program is applying the best of solid-state laser technology to ensure the Army has speed-of-light capability to defend against rockets, artillery, mortars, and unmanned aerial threats – both today and into the future.
‘High power testing represents a critical step forward for this innovative directed energy system.’
The latest field tests as part of Boeing’s contract with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defence Command. Blaine Beardsley, HEL MD program manager for Boeing, said: ‘Phase II will allow us to build on the great work we have accomplished over the past several years with SMDC.
‘Our team is eager to demonstrate that this revolutionary system is capable of saving lives and ready for the battlefield.’