Friday, November 20, 2009

Science Fiction Laser Beam Nonsense!


This was passed onto me from my brother Bob. It's on Tom's Guide.

In September, we reported that Boeing successfully defeated a ground target using its Advanced Tactical Laser aircraft. Now the company has shown its laser prowess again by tracking and destroying small, unmanned aerial vehicles in the air. A single laser beam, fired by the U.S. Air Force-sponsored Mobile Active Targeting Resource for Integrated eXperiments (MATRIX), shot down five UAVs at various ranges.

Squids in space next maybe?

2 comments:

Michael Stone said...

Wow. Awesome acronym, too!

graeme_finch said...

Star wars propoganda all over again. I wonder who we are trying to put the wind up this time?