Skip to comments.Rheinmetall demos laser that can shoot down drones
Posted on 01/14/2013 9:40:41 AM PST by Olog-hai
A laser weapons system that can shoot down two drones at a distance of over a mile has been demonstrated by Rheinmetall Defense.
The German defense firm used the high-energy laser equipment to shoot fast-moving drones at a distance.
The system, which uses two laser weapons, was also used to cut through a steel girder a kilometer away.
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is there a “Romancing theDrones” ping list?
there should be
I’m sure it’s more expensive than I can afford.
...not to worry - won’t work in fog, rain, snow, dense smoke, dust, flying sand, in other words, about any environment akin to a battlefield...
...this is a garage queen..
And make it more comfortable...
How soon before they sell it to Iran and hamas
Ok, sooo let’s pool our money and get one??
The company has tested the laser system in a variety of weather conditions, including snow, sunlight, and rain.So thats three down at least. And maybe more that they are not being specific about.
Pretty sad when the average joe needs a complete military defense system just to be protected from his/her own government.
The classic sci-fi fan in me bemoans the lack of graceful and delicate flanges, tubing pulsing with glowing liquid, and a red crystal bulb on the end. Something that says, ‘of course this is a laser-death ray.’ These look like pieces air of conditioning ductwork stuck on top of mini fridges.
This is high on the coolness charts.
I’m more worried about Google.
Tell me you wouldn’t be a world wide hero if you took down a Google drone???
Yes! More of that, less laser cannons that look like they belong next to the Kenmore washer/dryers in household appliances.
Guess they have to throw it in for the record. Maybe as a baseline?
Ever hear of a corner reflector?
But what if the enemy employs a cunning plan and sends only one drone?
Already done by us over a decade ago. MIRACL.
Don’t think so.
In Alaska it would be easy to just lob some peanut butter and chicken livers on it and let the grizzlies take care of them, but here, there's just gators and vegetarian black bears so I guess it's just a matter of getting one to drive into a sink hole.
I've also wondered what a google car would do if I surrounded it with a circle of sheets and let it suck its battery dry doing 360s looking for an opening.
I like the way you think!
Google autonomous cars = early Skynet? Seems not unlikely.
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