I can’t hear the word ‘laser’ without thinking about Dr. Evil yelling, “Fire The Laser!”
Well, the Navy has done it. Conveniently released shortly before the Chinese announced the creation of a carrier killer missile, the U.S. Navy revealed, back in May, that it had successfully splashed an aircraft using a laser (estimated power of 50kw).
The article from CrunchGear.com reports this on July 20 and shortly thereafter the Chinese announced their carrier killer on August 5th.
Sounds like the U.S. Armed Forces knew the Chinese announcement was coming and quietly released the laser success. Every time I hear about the latest scary weapon from the Soviets, I mean Russians, and the Chinese, I remind myself of a few things:
- We have TV shows about Future Weapons.
- Our Future Weapons are generally better than the best the enemy has.
- We have secret programs that have created the next generation of weapons that are not declassified for use on the Future Weapons show
- We have even more clandestine programs creating future generations of such weapon
There are very few things that the U.S. Government does right, but one of them is to allow the military to build weapons to protect ourselves and our armed forces.