Gadgets go great with frickin’ laser beams, in a high-tech kind of way, as these five examples prove. Hit the break to view them all.
The use of light instead of a physical string plays with our perception of space and matter. What is physically not there (the virtual string), responds as if it were
Mobile Tactical High Energy Laser
MTHEL uses directed energy (laser beam) to intercept aerial targets such as rockets, missiles, artillery shells and other aerial threats. The target destruction is achieved by projecting a highly focused, high-power laser beam, delivered by a chemical laser, with enough energy to affect the target, and explode it in midair
747-400F Airborne Laser System
Thanks to an Airborne Laser system by Lockheed Martin, modified 747-400F’s are now equipped to take out enemy missles. This system consists of a “High Energy Laser”, “Flight Turret Assembly”, “Tracker Illuminator lasers”, and a “Beacon Illuminator”. We may soon see this technology on other aircraft such as the B2 Stealth Bomber. More pics after the jump.
“As it may sound impressive it has it’s drawbacks too an ICBM is fired usually thousands of miles away from enemy soil so the 747 has to be flying over enemy airspace with constant threat of anti air missiles and enemy fighters as it is the 747 is a passenger jet with limited manuvarability. “