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St. Ronnie Raygun must be having wet-dreams in his grave over this one:

US aerospace mammoth Boeing has made a bold announcement, saying that it will “transform naval warfare in the next decade” by developing powerful warship raygun turrets able to blast enemy missiles and aircraft out of the sky from afar.

The arms globocorp said yesterday that it has been awarded an initial $6.9m contract in a deal potentially worth as much as $169m, to develop a prototype Free Electron Laser (FEL) beam cannon.

Boeing say that this will provide an “ultra-precise, speed-of-light capability and unlimited magazine depth to defend ships against new, challenging threats, such as hyper-velocity cruise missiles”, and that “FELs are capable of achieving the megawatt power the Navy requires for ship defense”.

This is part of St. Ronnie’s “Star Wars” defense plans coming to fruition after 25 some-odd years of stealing the taxpayer’s money so we can be “free.”

Hooray.  8^P

Boeing: Raygun dreadnoughts will rule ocean by 2019

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3 responses

  1. These guys at Boeing must be on some serious mind-altering drugs to think we as a nation are going to be around to even have 170 million bucks for “prototype” raygun (singular) on a turret… :))

    What’s our government going to pay them with “wooden nickels”… /:|

    We’re flatassed dead broke as a nation and no one seems to get the message. Boeing is going to be lucky if it survives as a corporation in the next several years.

  2. They have the gun from the aircraft already. Naval mounting removes considerations of lightness necessary for air mobility and enables access to power by nuclear reactor. What’s the technical problem ?
    Broke is a consideration of civilian mentality. US war technology rules the planet. I know government troops are destroyed. That won’t affect hired guns ready to pillage their way to prosperity.

  3. I agree with Opit on this one: we already have the weapon. Mounting it on a warship is much, much easier than on an aircraft.

    A nuclear reactor just makes it than much easier to power. Plus no more miniaturization is required.

    Broke is a matter of fact, true. But like Opit says: the US Pentagon rules the planet.

    I’m sure more “Iraqs” are coming our way in the next ten years.

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