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Laser weapons of being well the dream that the united states military since going back into the seventies -- Ronald Reagan.
And his style was put it who's gonna use -- to she neatly in these files.
But today it sounds -- gonna get closer to the battlefield.
Witnesses Allison -- his defense specialist and don't say -- the war games columnist for the folks he's a columnist and it thanks for much for coming it.
So you laser weapon technologies being developed now we understand that it's got to produce more accuracy on the battlefield that's the purpose of it can you tell us about it.
Outbreak you know as you greatly teased direct energy everybody is excited about it you know all around the world not just the US open in pursuing their directed energy programs -- just kind of -- a fancy way of saying.
Ray guns you know and why does the military wanted to ours and everybody else's -- probably for three reasons Dominic.
One ultra precise which you touched on lasers can be if we can achieve it extremely precise.
Second you know and -- is an issue its heavy people don't like -- it and he can run out you know with -- this type of razor electric power of the user.
You got and most magazines so you've always got an when he needed.
And -- -- -- reason really is calibration so you know with our current weapons if you issues you know -- yours -- -- -- -- -- -- higher standard weapons.
Do you -- which you have is what you get you know you can't really tall -- but with a laser.
You could ideally you can calibrate from -- you know so to -- warning someone to step back you know without causing them damage 32 taking out a missile kind of extra hours Gergen talked about so the full range will be fantastic.
One -- how effective ballistic thief who want the -- -- is is the -- I mean does not.
Bill and everything isn't all about what is it vastly did ultra precise you know and that's you know -- -- were always looking for ways to reduce collateral damage of course everyone wants that same.
Lasers are a great way to do that and I touched on no great advances to speak this is related to the rally program.
With their British accent -- You can and I think a giant says you can imagine -- lending that is an unfortunate acronym that's got a joke for ratting -- -- today -- That sort of thing but this is the robust electric -- initiative so that there's quite a Shiite militant -- is a woman in maritime application I could have potentially maritime application but this -- -- is -- kind of became more -- more compact.
A -- looking to put these on things like humvees which could be seen me he's one result and I think bush we're taking a look right now this is.
Another laser that was tested recently out at -- -- -- -- he's really been pushing for these are really excited about it this is a successful test.
A couple years ago he told me that just explain these could be so when you're on a ship but you're looking and easy -- users for a b.'s are small attack crafts you know sort of -- terrorist kind of trying to ride up.
And attacks MIE he's sure vessel.
This is a computer generated image and Northrop image I'm sure in just a -- -- application say.
-- in the sky we can't see two -- of -- of -- -- whether.
It is you're looking at attack and you need -- in the sky and looking at small vessels you're looking submarines -- should be submerged.
So there's lots of cool applications are lots of writing target profile.
Most definitely I mean it looks like something out of Hollywood but it's just within its inauguration -- -- how many is that.
-- hopefully Alice in the next few I mean that that that what was Seles that could affect your agents.
You know that actually happens so they've managed to achieve that that's kind of a higher priority has some of them are looking -- -- his -- That we -- tested successfully this week -- -- I had great -- quality and that's important because the better the deemed quality the more precise you know in the longer distance you're going to yet.
But anyway he -- talk and act and I unlimited -- things like this but for the medical systems how how what's the energy use to do that and then had you -- -- in the coliseum re getting a hand these days of technologies that.
Something's going to be -- these yes sustainable actually all that yes.
I don't -- an African throughout I brought a couple photos of right now the directed energy programs are pretty large and heavy step up.
That's quite a lot to lug around and not in the -- dialing leaving Iran on the humvees -- -- -- -- -- those vehicles are pretty robust so they are looking at trying to downsize and that's Pirelli is really focusing on making it practical you know it's all on good to have on the -- that's an awesome but he can't -- that are on the -- -- without compromising.
In the protection in Force Protection -- you don't want them to slow and sluggish just rallies and that doesn't make sense that.
Okay one difficult question very quickly and get racial tones and his economic findings lay off people -- -- -- -- these laces as humans -- -- -- going to be public.
Jack that -- -- -- yeah I have a question is an area that's very bad under the bus yet know of course you know unfortunately probably somethings would be NAND but that's the nature of warfare so.
What's great about a blazers though is that they -- -- provide that woman will provide that ultra precise technology so.
Reducing the collateral damage trying to -- -- unnecessary death.
Makes even Lucian will fence now and how lesson Barry thank you must be just thinking we'll see you next time ask if you -- us if.
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