January 18, 2019

WELL, THIS IS THE 21ST CENTURY, YOU KNOW: Air Force Adjusts Attack Strategies to Prep for Fighter Jet-Fired Laser Weapons.

The service anticipates having aircraft and fighter jet-fired lasers in operation as soon as the early 2020s, as mobile power systems and other integral technologies continue to evolve rapidly.

Not only do laser weapons bring increased precision attacks at the speed of light to incinerate targets, but they can be scaled or adjusted to achieve a desired effect – such as total destruction, partial damage or an even smaller, more measured impact, depending upon the threat.

“Laser weapons offer warfighters opportunities for quick and precise target engagement, flexibility and lighter and more responsive support logistics,” Eva Blaylock, spokeswoman for the Air Force Research Laboratory, told Warrior Maven in a written statement.

I really hope this works out, and not just for all the “Jets with frickin’ laser beams” jokes.

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