U.S. Missile Defense Agency Develops Phaser Capabilities

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Ok, so maybe it’s too soon to call this a Phaser per se, but this Airborne Laser is without a doubt AWESOME.

 

The specs on this directed-energy weapon would be enough to give the Romulans a run for their money:

While ballistic missiles like the one ALTB destroyed move at speeds of about 4,000 miles per hour, they are no match for a super-heated, high-energy laser beam racing towards it at 670 million mph. The basketball-sized beam was focused on the foreign military asset, as the missile is called officially, for only a few seconds before a stress fracture developed, causing the target to catastrophically split into multiple pieces.

Who’s up for some airborne laser tag?

(via GlobeNewswire)


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