Ground-based versions of laser weapons could neutralize advanced air forces. When these become cheap and plentiful, they could shift the balance of power away from today's major powers.
True, but ground based lasers will likely be only defensive, line of sight limited.
Airborne, that is where we'll dominate, offensive or defensive weapon platforms, aircraft, satellites, whatever. Delivering this kind of power by laser will be technology that others couldn't afford to duplicate, much less airborne.
posted on 12/05/2008 12:55:50 AM PST
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