Navy Making Breakthroughs on Directed Energy

Posted by Ryan on November 9th, 2010

Not to be outdone by the Air Force and its Mind Warfare research, the Navy is pouring money into directed energy weapons. It is making breakthroughs with the Free Electron Laser which will melt incoming projectiles with 100 kilowatts of energy and the Electromagnetic Rail Gun that can fire a bullet into space at Mach 7.

The scope and vision of the Navy research was perhaps best summarized by Rear Admiral Nevin Carr who said “We all, of course, want the multi-megawatt death ray.”

Godspeed, Rear Admiral.

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