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That's an IR shot of a 747 mounted laser blowing a scud out of the sky.

Press release:
http://www.mda.mil/news/10news0002.html

Movies here:
http://www.mda.mil/news/gallery_altb.html


"At 8:44 p.m. (PST), February 11, 2010, a short-range threat-representative ballistic missile was launched from an at-sea mobile launch platform. Within seconds, the ALTB used onboard sensors to detect the boosting missile and used a low-energy laser to track the target. The ALTB then fired a second low-energy laser to measure and compensate for atmospheric disturbance. Finally, the ALTB fired its megawatt-class High Energy Laser, heating the boosting ballistic missile to critical structural failure. The entire engagement occurred within two minutes of the target missile launch, while its rocket motors were still thrusting."

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oh, wait, i know this song. beatles, off of the Sgt Pepper album, in '67, right??


"Lasers in the skyyyyyy aren't sciiii fiiiiiiii...." whistle

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jeffreyac wrote:
oh, wait, i know this song. beatles, off of the Sgt Pepper album, in '67, right??


"Lasers in the skyyyyyy aren't sciiii fiiiiiiii...." whistle



picture yourself on a plane with a laser....
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BoB3K wrote:
Finally, the ALTB fired its megawatt-class High Energy Laser..."


This had me wondering what would happen if I pressed Alt+B on my keyboard.
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jeffreyac wrote:
oh, wait, i know this song. beatles, off of the Sgt Pepper album, in '67, right??


"Lasers in the skyyyyyy aren't sciiii fiiiiiiii...." whistle



No, it's that Journey song based on Ezekiel.
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