Aug 312015
 

Never mind dubious, possibly phony-bologna ex-Soviet nukes… here’s something I can actually use:

Boeing’s “Silent Strike” portable laser weapon, two kilowatts of directed energy on a gimbal. Useful for shooting down drones. Possibly also handy for long-distance magic tricks (use your imagination… can you think of anything that might benefit from suddenly spiking to two thousand degrees?).

 Posted by at 10:23 am
  • Joe Ryan

    Have to see if they have a car mount and towable power generator so it might come in handy the next time protesters decide to occupy the local freeway to protest something during rush hour on my way home.

    • sferrin

      I’d prefer a Assault Breacher Vehicle. (M1 Abrams Mad Max looking vehicle with a mine plow on the front.)

  • jjak

    Popcorn?

  • Brianna

    “can you think of anything that might benefit from suddenly spiking to two thousand degrees?”

    Kim Jong Un, pleeeeeeeeease!?!?

  • Rick

    with a decent power source, I could be zombie proof with one if these as long as there’s no comsumables.

  • Winchell Chung

    Piffle. Only 2 kilowatts.

    US military considers 100 kilowatts as the minimum for a tactical weapons-grade laser, and 1 megawatt for a strategic.