4.13.2009

Holy Crap, Good Sense Might Be Winning the Day

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The Pentagon slashed Boeing's airborne laser program, citing "technology" and "affordability" concerns. Right - doesn't work and really expensive. Here we call that a "lemon." I won't go into why the system is flawed here, but suffice it say that, to work, the system would have to be aloft 24/7/365 and close enough to every single possible launch site to shoot at a missile in the boost phase. Oh, and these launch sites include unknown places in the middle of the ocean because of nuclear subs.

It was a cool idea, but it needed to go. Good work!

1 comment:

Jim said...

didn't we learn this in the 80s from the movie "real genius" that lasers are only good for making a whole lot of jiffy pop popcorn?

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