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1/8/2013 8:50:48 PM
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German defense firm shoots down drones with lasers

[url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20944726]BBC article.[/url] 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.
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  • [url=http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/obama-not-bad-face.jpg]Nice.[/url]
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    • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] IVI1CR0S0F7 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Jet Lockheed I wonder what it does to people [/quote]Turns them into dust.[/quote] > Range > Accuracy > No physical bullets It's the perfect murder...
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    • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Jet Lockheed I wonder what it does to people [/quote]Turns them into dust.
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    • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] RighteousTyrant [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] superaz Roberts But on the other hand, it's a frickin' laser beam, who cares?[/quote]FTFY[/quote]Can't believe I didn't think of that one, I resign myself to sighing and walking away with sad music playing...
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    • I wonder what it does to people [Edited on 01.08.2013 1:28 PM PST]
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    • The only improvement to make is to attach these to some sharks.
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    • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] George S Patton Sounds like something from the future [/quote] teh futer is prob gunna hav a lot of coool stuf i jut hop a meter aynt gunna hit us
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    • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] George S Patton Sounds like something from the future [/quote] We're living in the Mother -blam!- Future!
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    • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Xd00999 If you didn't read the article, they also shot a metal ball that was meant to simulate a mortar round. [/quote] Talk about a point-defense system...
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    • The first steps to a RL Spartan Laser
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    • Sounds like something from the future
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    • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] superaz Roberts But on the other hand, it's a frickin' laser beam, who cares?[/quote]FTFY
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    • If you didn't read the article, they also shot a metal ball that was meant to simulate a mortar round.
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    • Nice.
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    • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] A Good Troll The Third Reich rises again.[/quote] 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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    • [i]Rheinmetall[/i] reads a lot like rain metal.
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    • I would love to see these things in action!
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    • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Cassiel What would happen if the drone it was shooting was mirrored?[/quote]Pretty much the same as if it weren't mirrored.
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    • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Traffic Cones That's pretty awesome. Is it light enough to mount on a truck ?[/quote] They plan to mount it on vehicles. Ninja'd. [Edited on 01.08.2013 12:56 PM PST]
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    • Damn, not bad Germany. Let's hope we don't go to war with them anytime soon.
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    • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Traffic Cones That's pretty awesome. Is it light enough to mount on a truck ?[/quote][quote]Rheinmetall plans to test its laser weapons mounted on different vehicles and to integrate a 35mm revolver cannon into it.[/quote]
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    • What would happen if the drone it was shooting was mirrored?
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    • Sweet Jesus.
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    • Where is the video?
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    • That's pretty awesome. Is it light enough to mount on a truck ?
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    • The Third Reich rises again.
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