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    Default This is just all kinds of awesome!

    New Boeing HUMVEE-Mounted Avenger Laser Shoots Down Three UAVs

    Boeing successfully demonstrated the HUMVEE-mounted Avenger Laser system last month, shooting down three Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). It's the first successful test of a vehicle-mounted laser unit.

    Boeing demonstrated the new Avenger Laser System at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico last month with impressive results. They were able to shoot down three small UAVs with the 1kW laser system and used the demonstration as a testbed for the U.S. Military. It was overseen by representatives of the U.S. Army's Cruise Missile Defense Systems project office. Small UAVs pose an increasing threat to U.S. troops in war zones based on their ability to carry ammunition and surveillance devices.

    The primary reason for using lasers in the battlefield is the stealth factor that they provide. Whereas missiles leave a smoke plume that can easily be seen for miles, a laser defense system leaves no trace, therefore the ground troops location will remain undetected.

    "Small UAVs armed with explosives or equipped with surveillance sensors are a growing threat on the battlefield," said Gary Fitzmire, vice president and program director of Boeing Directed Energy Systems. "Laser Avenger, unlike a conventional weapon, can fire its laser beam without creating missile exhaust or gun flashes that would reveal its position. As a result, Laser Avenger can neutralize these UAV threats while keeping our troops safe."
    Yes folks, that is a ray gun and not the Ronald kind either!

    That's a new kind of awesome right there!


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    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Jan. 26, 2009 The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has successfully demonstrated that a laser system mounted on an Avenger combat vehicle can shoot down a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) like those that increasingly threaten U.S. troops deployed in war zones.

    During tests last month at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., Laser Avenger achieved its principal test objectives by using its advanced targeting system to acquire and track three small UAVs flying against a complex background of mountains and desert. The laser system also shot down one of the UAVs from an operationally relevant range. These tests mark the first time a combat vehicle has used a laser to shoot down a UAV.

    Representatives of the U.S. Army's Cruise Missile Defense Systems project office observed the tests.

    "Small UAVs armed with explosives or equipped with surveillance sensors are a growing threat on the battlefield," said Gary Fitzmire, vice president and program director of Boeing Directed Energy Systems. "Laser Avenger, unlike a conventional weapon, can fire its laser beam without creating missile exhaust or gun flashes that would reveal its position. As a result, Laser Avenger can neutralize these UAV threats while keeping our troops safe."

    The tests follow a 2007 demonstration in which an earlier version of Laser Avenger neutralized improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and unexploded ordnance (UXO) on the ground.

    "We doubled the laser power; added sophisticated acquisition, tracking and pointing capability; and simplified and ruggedized the design," said Lee Gutheinz, Boeing program director for High-Energy Laser/Electro-Optical Systems. "Boeing developed and integrated these upgrades in less than a year, underscoring our ability to rapidly respond to warfighters' needs."

    Laser Avenger integrates a directed energy weapon together with the kinetic weapons on the proven Avenger air defense system developed by Boeing Combat Systems in Huntsville, Ala. It is a Boeing-funded initiative to demonstrate that directed energy weapons are maturing and are relevant to today's battlefield.

    Boeing leads the way in developing laser systems for a variety of U.S. Air Force and Army warfighter applications. These systems include the Airborne Laser, the Advanced Tactical Laser, the High Energy Laser Technology Demonstrator and the Tactical Relay Mirror System.
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    We may all thank Ronald Reagan for his vision and funding the research efforts that make such systems possible.... and I guess we can all kiss george lucas' @&# for making engineers believe this could be done in the first place....

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    It's great until terrorists gets their hands on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fongolio View Post
    It's great until terrorists gets their hands on it.
    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fongolio View Post
    It's great until terrorists gets their hands on it.
    Kinda like nukes? It's not exactly a box cutter or an AK-47. Silly Canadians...:p

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    tricks are for kids!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Kozak View Post
    tricks are for kids!!
    Ha!:D I can think of a better one... D*cks are for chicks!

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    Kind of reminds me of the movie Real Genius.

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    WHAT?!? No VIDEO?!? What a let down....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fireman32 View Post
    Kind of reminds me of the movie Real Genius.
    Now I'm jonesing for a house full of popcorn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeC78 View Post
    D*cks are for chicks!
    you say that now, but I'd wager your opinion changes when you see one ON a chick.......just sayin......... :D
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    I figured you would chime in on that one.:p

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    I saw video of the original prototype from like 4+ years ago. They shot it at a sand pile, and POOOF!
    I still can't believe that it got out to the public.
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    having operated a few 4kw co2 lasers to cut up to 3/4" steel, i'm quite interested in how they implimented this device.

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    Has anyone seen this new laser fire? I'd like to see a test video or something.I didn't know they were that far along with laser weapons.
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    Damn, now I want to watch Real Genius

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