If you grew up watching science fiction space battles with visible laser weapons, you might be a little disappointed.
The modern laser weapons don’t have the visible light that blows up on impact like the movies depict. Instead, the high powered lasers are in the non-visible light spectrum.
The lasers also need to stay on target long enough to heat the target until it is destroyed. This can take a few seconds or longer to accomplish the destruction of the target.
There are however, many posibilites of how a weapon like this could be used.
Below the US Navy shows off a drone killing high powered laser.
\Apparently, North Korea is not aware that it can also destroy missles.
CNNExclusive: CNN witnesses US Navy’s drone-killing laserCNN”It is throwing massive amounts of photons at an incoming object,” said Lt. Cale Hughes, laser weapons system officer. “We don’t worry about wind, we don’t worry about range, we don’t worry about anything else. We’re able to engage the targets at the …CNN: Navy Laser Weapon Can Hit Missiles at Speed of LightNewsmaxYou Can Finally See US Navy’s World-First ‘Drone-Killing Laser’ in ActionIndependent Journal Reviewall 6 news articles »