“These things will be worked out,” Heithold says. “There will be strict rules of engagement for the use of lasers, just like there is for a tactical nuke.”That's Lt. Gen. Bradley Heithold, the head of U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command, which would like to fry "stationary vehicles, aircraft and fixed communications nodes such as cellphone towers" w/ a 60-kW or 120-kW high-powered laser mounted on an AC-130W Stinger II (formerly Dragon Spear) “mini arsenal plane”.
|Belly o' the Beast, stolen from FTA.|
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