Laser guns: Now for real
05:55 AM Jul 22, 2010
FARNBOROUGH - The super-weapon has long been featured in science fiction and in movies such as Star Wars - but now it's for real.
At the Farnborough Air Show in southern England, the American firm, Raytheon, has unveiled its Laser Close-In Weapon System (LCIWS). This is a solid-state laser whose 50kw beam is capable - the company has a video to prove it - of shooting down an unmanned aerial vehicle from a few kilometres away.
Star Wars is here!
Maybe with the introduction of laser guns, it will put the caliber wars to rest once and for all. The next big conflict will probably be over laser color, etc. Ha-ha.
What's the hold up on the light sabers?