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Unread post03 Aug 2022, 20:35

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Unread post05 Aug 2022, 14:19

YAL-1A Airborne Laser (ABL)

I was reading years ago (if memory serves me right which it may very well not; can't seem to find the article) that the COIL laser (Chemical Oxygen Iodine Laser) at full power or near to it, produced a "basket ball-sized" spot on a target with the equivalent heat of 10,000 100 watt light bulbs :shock:
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Unread post05 Aug 2022, 14:26

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Unread post05 Aug 2022, 15:22

Early info on the Free Electron Laser (FEL). Best read at source. Interestingly, FELs have fallen silent these past few years, causing one to wonder if there are any "black" programs in operation with early "robust" capabilities, involving this novel coherent light source technology...

https://www.wired.com/2011/02/unexpectedly-navys-superlaser-blasts-away-a-record/
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