Monday, July 25, 2011

Lockheed Martin Laser Tech (Prism)

The United States continued dominance for new and bigger weapons has led to the many companies that create such things to get into the Laser Field. One of them is Lockheed Martin; most widely known as the company that built the F-22 Raptor, SR-Blackbird and an array of other incredible weapon systems. Trying to fulfill the call for a new generation of weapons based on Lasers and light energy, Lockheed Martin has inverted a prism as a way to build a more practical Military Weapon.





It works by combining multiple wavelengths into a single line of laser generating much more power and energy into that single line. It won 14$ Million as a contract to build a working weapons based laser system from the United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command. In five years time they must demonstrate a capable weapon but by the looks of things it appears Lockheed is going in the right direction.

Similarly works just like the famous Pink Floyd Symbol.




(Sources: Lockheedmartin.com, DARPA.mil, smdc.army)




39 comments:

hommakesgames said...

wow, I bet thats going to be one strong laser!

warlockparty said...

a government grant to make Pink Floyds symbol. Well spent...

Diego Sousa said...

no matter how, your posts always get my attention! good job!

Batow said...

yep I've learned this light deviation in high school. I'm wondering what will they manage next? A nuclear bomb that fit your pocket?

Drumsticks said...

Sweet post! Good job keep them coming.

A. said...

Damn cool! +follow

Avery said...

Impressive. Very interesting. Will have to look up some more about this topic!

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Numberron said...

I always knew there were more Lasers in our future.......

Max Silver said...

That's awesome!

aLH3x said...

another very cool post and very cool news!

epictacoman456 said...

lasers would be so cool in wars

Jblogger said...

awesome!

Arrpii said...

Cool and kinda scary at the same time

Jammer said...

I love laser weapons!

Gambling Degenerate said...

i hope they come out with a lightsaber soon, i really want one... :P

Zerotix said...

I watched a documentary on lasers. It was very interesting to see how a laser could burn through the side of a car if it was concentrated enough.

DIYgaming said...

Pew pew!

Mike said...

Why do they waste all the time making these lasers weapons when perhaps they could be used for instant toast or something.?

Bigshanks BSc said...

Woah nice post, very interesting to hear about this, makes star wars and star trek seem slightly more real! Prepare for a death star next

rooble said...

This sort of stuff with lasers is actually really interesting.

Sacred Bob said...

They should invest those resources into something useful.. You know, like something, that's not designed to kill and destroy. Of course this research will probably have some side products, but it's mainly just military.

Chris said...

lasers are so cool :P

MonZta said...

imma chargin' ma laz0r

FeurFenix said...

This is some creepy technology, but lasers are quite common place now, and are in many electronics.

Dan Carter said...

wow. soon as i saw a physicsy post i was well into it :P

Mekkor said...

wow, that looks really cool :D
+1

Come At Me Bro said...

This is great!

Javiel said...

Waiting for plasma weapons too. Haha

Painkiller! said...

Laser Swords are the next step!
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Come At Me Bro said...

This is great!

Shaw said...

Pretty cool stuff

Winston's Dog said...

I'm not massive on weaponry, but I can't deny that this is ridiculously cool.

GMSoccerPicks said...

Thats very very very cool :)

cellz said...

one day I wil buy one of those lasers so I can point it at the back of my teachers head when she isnt looking. following

Natural One said...

I love the black bird, they should recommission it and attach lasers to it, would awesome!

poorfags said...

I LOVE lasers.

Internet Catch Of The Day said...

The military always gets the coolest toys!

RightLegRed said...

Lazers are awesome. I love the pink floyd reference too :P

GENETICS said...

Light propagation is always beautiful.

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