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Friday, January 13, 2006

 

Beam weapons almost ready for battle

`There is a new breed of weaponry fast approaching and at the speed of light, no less. They are labeled “directed-energy weapons,” and they may well signal a revolution in military hardware perhaps more so than the atomic bomb. [..]

After more than two decades of research, the United States is on the verge of deploying a new generation of weapons that discharge beams of energy, such as the Airborne Laser and the Active Denial System, as well as the Tactical High Energy Laser, or THEL.’




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