Sunday, June 25, 2006

Submarine Offensive Laser Test

SUBMARINES: Always silent; always strange.

A no-brainer concept. The stuff of science was once only fiction (DARPA). Is this still fiction like this book from August 2003: By Dawn's Early Light, Vol. 1? Publisher's description: On the Bay of Bengal a civilian research vessel witnesses a submarine fire a laser into the sky. Before they can process what they see, the sub blasts them out of the water and captures the lone survivor. Immediately, one of the United States spy satellites becomes inoperative, and seemingly disappears.

A photo worthy of thousands of words all omitted here. What follows is barely fifty ...

An offensive submarine weapon (unannounced) or hypothetical, blue-green communications laser? Mystery aircraft undamaged. Yes, powerful offensive laser beams would be invisible (e.g. CO2 laser beams), so what gives with this faint, bluish image? Effective range is easily hundreds of miles into the atmosphere and beyond with nuclear plant power.


At 27 June, 2006 13:31, Blogger bothenook said...

i want them to hurry up and get the technology mini-sized so that i can wire my car. there's folks out there that could use a good laser shot up the tailpipe on I-80 between my home and work.
let me know if you hear anything about that. i'd buy one

At 04 July, 2006 02:48, Blogger Vigilis said...

Bo, a well-known aerospace contractor was was prototyping a "hand-held" YAG laser welder several years ago. The hand-held unit was actually connected to a freezer-sized beam generator. If they ever overcame attendant safety problems, I would be very surprised.

At 21 July, 2006 01:23, Blogger Chap said...

[not falling for that laser banana in the tailpipe]

At 21 July, 2006 16:10, Blogger Vigilis said...

Chap, that confirms what I thought.


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