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July 20, 2010

Frickin Laser Beams

No wonder he wanted em so bad.

Star Wars-style laser beams have been used for the first time to shoot down aircraft in flight, it was revealed last night.

The anti-aircraft laser shot down four unmanned drones at a US Navy test range off the coast of California.

Mounted on a warship, the space age weapon was fired over two miles to hit one drone travelling above the Pacific Ocean at more than 300mph.

The invisible beam can only be seen when it strikes its target.

It can't be seen. It's a ninja laser beam, mounted on an awesomeship.

You can't fight something like that. All you can do is hope you're not pissin it off.


I shall call it, the Phalanx of Love

[tip via gabrielmalor]

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posted by Dave In Texas at 09:35 PM

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