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rommel

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Well, at my knowledge, it's something that exist, even that i'm not a laser specialist, but one of my friend is actually a laser physician (because laser is part of optical physic) and he told me that if you laser have enough intensity, it can burn the light-sensitive cell of the satellite like it can burn the cell in your eyes. Maybe shooting a satellite at this distance seems to be hard, but don't forget that the speed of light is much more faster than the satellite can even move, but u still have to hit the good spot... So you have to aim in the optical part so the laser can blind effectively the satellite.
 

eecsmaster

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definitely possible. Very hard, but possible. In fact, the US partially solved the atmospheric dispersion problem with frequency and phase modulation, and space doesn't exactly have lots of reflective particles. The problem is to find a useful reference for the F/P correction.
 

Kampfwagen

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Well, at my knowledge, it's something that exist, even that i'm not a laser specialist, but one of my friend is actually a laser physician (because laser is part of optical physic) and he told me that if you laser have enough intensity, it can burn the light-sensitive cell of the satellite like it can burn the cell in your eyes. Maybe shooting a satellite at this distance seems to be hard, but don't forget that the speed of light is much more faster than the satellite can even move, but u still have to hit the good spot... So you have to aim in the optical part so the laser can blind effectively the satellite.

Which sounds like a real crap-shoot. Especialy so in space unless it is a constant, solid beam. Although that has the possibility of hitting some other satelite and some poor shmuck in Punjab is wondering where his subtitled Playboy T.V went. Of course, I don't try to fool anyone and sugest I know much about modern space technologies.

Which leads me to my own question: does the U.S.A have any similar concepts in mind (Star-Wars not withstanding).
 

DarkEminence

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Which sounds like a real crap-shoot. Especialy so in space unless it is a constant, solid beam. Although that has the possibility of hitting some other satelite and some poor shmuck in Punjab is wondering where his subtitled Playboy T.V went. Of course, I don't try to fool anyone and sugest I know much about modern space technologies.

Which leads me to my own question: does the U.S.A have any similar concepts in mind (Star-Wars not withstanding).
Yes. That's where did all the facts of a laser attack came from.
"The US followed a more technical space-based weapon approach. The primary area of research was into directed energy weapons, including a bizarre nuclear explosion powered laser proposal developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in 1968. Other research was based on more conventional lasers or masers and developed to include the idea of a satellite with a fixed laser and a deployable mirror for targeting. LLNL continued to consider more edgy technology but their X-ray laser system development was cancelled in 1977 (although research into X-ray lasers was resurrected during the 1980's as part of the SDI). " Wikipedia
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I also read somewhere that the US actually conducted a test on a satelite. They found out that even with low power, it would still temporarily disable the satelite.
 

ahho

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well i know that laser can blind optics, but even at the speed of light, to keep the intensity and the dispersion(spelling) quite hard for me to understand, but oh well i am no expert.

on another note about laser, we know that some car are equipped with laser detector so that they can avoid the laser gun use by police to check their speed. What about tanks, does their laser warning system can track or detect laser range finder?? not the ATGM laser but just for finding range so that the tank or a dumb fire AT rocket can get the correct elevation of lauching.
 

mvmccorry

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foreign entrants in chinese army?

hello, i am in the process of joining the british army to become a design draughtsman. can only speak a little chinese. my wife is chinese and we would like to move to china in the future.

what is the policy ?

matt
 

FuManChu

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Re: foreign entrants in chinese army?

hello, i am in the process of joining the british army to become a design draughtsman. can only speak a little chinese. my wife is chinese and we would like to move to china in the future.

what is the policy ?

matt
I'm confused. You want to join the British Army only to then leave and join the PLA? :confused: Or is it that you want to know what your options are if you move to China?

If you want to go to China, you certainly couldn't join the PLA. You have to be a Chinese national, which is near impossible unless you're rolling in cash. Marriage to a Chinese national doesn't give you a right to become one too. You'd also have to give up your British citizenship, as China doesn't allow dual nationality.

Even if you somehow became a Chinese national, I'm not sure that there aren't regulations/restrictions concerning naturalised citizens. You would need to be completely fluent in Mandarin and able to write/read Chinese, for obvious reasons.

As to what the rules are concerning foreign nationals acting as "consultants" or whatever I don't know.
 
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mvmccorry

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thanks for clearing this up, then we shall move to china after my national service for the British Army. then i could work as civil engineer in the private sector while learning mandarin.
 

Us citizen

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does anyone know what the heaviest destroyer is??????

does anyone know what the heaviest destroyer is??????


Please help me!!!
 

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