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Subject: German defense firm shoots down drones with lasers
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Posted by: goldhawk
We should know better, because we are better.

BBC article.
They used the 50 kW lasers to shoot down drones travelling at 50 m/s. In addition, the lasers can cut through a 15 mm steel girder a kilometre away.

  • 01.08.2013 12:50 PM PST

No u

Nice.

  • 01.08.2013 12:51 PM PST

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...I can't take the picture of the full setup seriously because it just looks like a bunch of high tech grills of the future.

[Edited on 01.08.2013 12:53 PM PST]

  • 01.08.2013 12:52 PM PST

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Spartan lasers already exist?

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The Third Reich rises again.

  • 01.08.2013 12:52 PM PST

Quote from Confucius

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

That's pretty awesome. Is it light enough to mount on a truck ?

  • 01.08.2013 12:52 PM PST
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Where is the video?

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What would happen if the drone it was shooting was mirrored?

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Posted by: Traffic Cones
That's pretty awesome. Is it light enough to mount on a truck ?
Rheinmetall plans to test its laser weapons mounted on different vehicles and to integrate a 35mm revolver cannon into it.

  • 01.08.2013 12:54 PM PST

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Damn, not bad Germany. Let's hope we don't go to war with them anytime soon.

  • 01.08.2013 12:54 PM PST
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Posted by: goldhawk
We should know better, because we are better.


Posted by: Traffic Cones
That's pretty awesome. Is it light enough to mount on a truck ?

They plan to mount it on vehicles.

Ninja'd.

[Edited on 01.08.2013 12:56 PM PST]

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Posted by: Cassiel
What would happen if the drone it was shooting was mirrored?
Pretty much the same as if it weren't mirrored.

  • 01.08.2013 12:57 PM PST

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Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing?Then whence cometh evil?Is he neither able nor willing?
Then why call him God?"

I would love to see these things in action!

  • 01.08.2013 12:58 PM PST

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Rheinmetall reads a lot like rain metal.

  • 01.08.2013 1:01 PM PST

Posted by: A Good Troll
The Third Reich rises again.

That'll be the fourth Reich then...

OT: Effective, but inefficient, I can only imagine how much power is necessary to concentrate such a beam...

But on the other hand, it's a damn laser beam, who cares?

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Nice.

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Do not waste your tears, I was not born to watch the world grow dim. Life is not measured in years, but by the deeds of men.

Posted by: goldhawk
We should know better, because we are better.

If you didn't read the article, they also shot a metal ball that was meant to simulate a mortar round.

  • 01.08.2013 1:12 PM PST

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Posted by: superaz Roberts
But on the other hand, it's a frickin' laser beam, who cares?
FTFY

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Sounds like something from the future

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The first steps to a RL Spartan Laser

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Posted by: Xd00999
If you didn't read the article, they also shot a metal ball that was meant to simulate a mortar round.


Talk about a point-defense system...

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Posted by: George S Patton
Sounds like something from the future

We're living in the Mother -blam!- Future!

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Posted by: George S Patton
Sounds like something from the future


teh futer is prob gunna hav a lot of coool stuf

i jut hop a meter aynt gunna hit us

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Do not waste your tears, I was not born to watch the world grow dim. Life is not measured in years, but by the deeds of men.

Posted by: goldhawk
We should know better, because we are better.

The only improvement to make is to attach these to some sharks.

  • 01.08.2013 1:24 PM PST

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