The usa military is seeking how you can shield opposed to missile and mortar assaults. during this e-book, the nationwide study Council assesses a plan to create a a hundred kW cellular, solid-state, laser weapon which could guard a space a number of kilometers in diameter.

The NRC offers a number of recommendations:

  • A a hundred kW Laser is of restricted price, so the program's aim could be a four hundred kW weapon.
  • The military may still continue with this system in phases, focusing first on a rugged moveable platform for the weapon utilizing latest 25 kW laser expertise, then directing assets towards 100kW and four hundred kW weapons.
  • The military should still practice a close, quantitative examine of the effectiveness of a excessive power, solid-state laser weapon opposed to destiny threats.
  • The military should still proceed to take part in U.S.-based and foreign study on high-energy lasers and similar apparatus. The committee came upon big merits for the Army's solid-state laser software from different courses open air the Army.
  • The military should still behavior risk-assessments that examine the consequences excessive strength laser could have on different airborne systems within the neighborhood of the objective.
  • The military may still research eye security for either the operators of the laser and for civilians. the result of those experiences could be built-in into the advance of the weapon.

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