November 22, 2013

Lasers, man.

By Ben FitzGerald

National security technology is serious business. The U.S. is currently faced with myriad challenges, including sequestration-enforced choices between force modernization and force readiness, challenges with the cost of capability development, the increased technological capability of competitors and potential adversaries and uncertainty about the future operating environment.

It is, however, worth taking the occasional moment to set aside those important considerations to appreciate some of these technologies on their own terms. With that, and in the words of one of my CNAS colleagues “Lasers, man!”

WATCH: Airborne Laser Knocks Down Test Missile YAL-1: 11 Feb 2010

 

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