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I like this one:
Dec 4, 2017
actually in 2015 LockMart got to this "operationally relevant scenario":

"The truck was mounted on a test platform with its engine and drive train running to simulate an operationally-relevant test scenario."
Turning Up The Heat: Latest Evolution Of Lockheed Martin Laser Weapon System Stops Truck In Field Test
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LOL!
 
or this:
May 16, 2018
speaking of lasers, here's a hilarious quote from
USAF prepares for rapid demo of high-energy laser weapon
15 May, 2018
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Nearly a decade ago, the Air Force Research Laboratory wrapped testing of a 100kW-class chemical oxygen iodine laser on a Lockheed Martin C-130 after an Air Force Scientific Advisory Board report determined the weapon had “no tactical utility”.
LOL!
 

Brumby

Major
incredible (hey Brumby) claims inside
Posted: March 20, 2019 4:52 PM
Navy Deploying New Shipboard Laser Weapon Systems in 2019, 2021
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I am not surprised that progress is being made. Laser technology is relatively matured and so putting it on board a destroyer post Ponce is a logical next step. IMO the layered defence approach of using laser was always sound - it is just a matter of going through the practical process of implementation. Next up will be HVP rather than rail gun.
 
I am not surprised that progress is being made. Laser technology is relatively matured and so putting it on board a destroyer post Ponce is a logical next step. IMO the layered defence approach of using laser was always sound - it is just a matter of going through the practical process of implementation. Next up will be HVP rather than rail gun.
Brumby after the TRASH from the Ponce not even put on another warship Sep 28, 2017
Today at 8:12 PM

now noticed in USNI News:

"... Laser Weapon System (LaWS) ...

The system will not be transferred to Puller.

“While LaWS on Ponce provided the Navy some initial learning in an operational environment, including how to maintain such a system in the stressing maritime environment, there are no plans to incorporate LaWS on Lewis B. Puller at this time. The Navy will continue to explore options for incorporating directed energy (DE) weapons aboard Navy assets,” the service said in a statement last month."

USS Ponce Returns From Final Deployment Ahead of Decommissioning
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, after the PATHETIC PR STUNT Dec 4, 2017
actually in 2015 LockMart got to this "operationally relevant scenario":

"The truck was mounted on a test platform with its engine and drive train running to simulate an operationally-relevant test scenario."
Turning Up The Heat: Latest Evolution Of Lockheed Martin Laser Weapon System Stops Truck In Field Test
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LOL!
, after the airborne lasers AXED years ago, call me laser skeptics LOL
 

Brumby

Major
Brumby after the TRASH from the Ponce not even put on another warship Sep 28, 2017
, after the PATHETIC PR STUNT Dec 4, 2017, after the airborne lasers AXED years ago, call me laser skeptics LOL
Regardless of the history and your scepticism, the fact that they are moving ahead in putting a laser on board an operational destroyer is the strongest testament of progress. The rest only time will tell and I am sure you will be providing us with timely news update..
 

gelgoog

Senior Member
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Until someone comes up with more efficient solid state lasers it won't be good enough for military uses like what is proposed here.
It is one thing to aim at a stationary struck and loiter the beam a long time on the target. It is another to hit a moving target for which you might have a smaller window of opportunity to hit it. The chemical lasers are just too messy and inconvenient to use.
 

Air Force Brat

Brigadier
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Until someone comes up with more efficient solid state lasers it won't be good enough for military uses like what is proposed here.
It is one thing to aim at a stationary struck and loiter the beam a long time on the target. It is another to hit a moving target for which you might have a smaller window of opportunity to hit it. The chemical lasers are just too messy and inconvenient to use.
you probably ought to read Jura's link, the truck was moving on trailer or something? hell, I don't know?? but directed energy weapons scare the HELL right out of me, maybe watching that Martian movie with the "death rays" that Tom Cruise starred in?? carry on!

yeah, and I heard the Martians are still pissed off with that negative PR!
 
Regardless of the history and your scepticism, the fact that they are moving ahead in putting a laser on board an operational destroyer is the strongest testament of progress. ...
... is your naïve opinion claiming a connection between installing some gear and "progress", just look at USN LCSs
 

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