Cosmic Warfare

THE NEW ARMS RACE: LASERS

DARPA is at it again folks (or, really, do they ever quit?). According to this article, the USA is set to acquire a new prototype laser weapons system, capable of being fit onto a flatbed truck, for operational defense against aircraft, missiles, even mortar rounds:

DARPA Unveils Drone-Slaying War Laser

One notable thing about this article however, and that is its insistence that atmospheric distortion limits the operationally effective range of lasers, and that, of course, is true. This was indeed one of the primary public criticisms of President Ronald Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative. Defenders of the program back then pointed to the existence of sophisticated projects to design mirrors with adjustable surfaces controlled by computers to compensate for such distortion. In other words, the fact was known for a long time, and the real point is that the defense departments of the world investigating the use of lasers as practical weapons were perforce required to deal with the problem of the atmospheric distortion and diffusion of the beam.

What the article also misses is the phenomenon of optical phase conjugation, which in this author's opinion was precisely a discovery that was occasioned by this military research in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, with its actual discovery probably predating its public disclosure (indeed, as I argued in the SS Brotherhood of the Bell, the phenomenon may have actually been discovered by the Nazis toward the end of World War Two). To put this principle as succinctly and simply as possible, a laser beam is shot at a target and a picture or template is made of the distortion, and the actual weaponized beam is shot through the picture, so to speak, emerging on the target in an undistorted form. The procedure is complicated but the real point seems to me to be that if the military is now contracting for battlefield prototypes of such weapons, then this can only mean that they have been successful in a multitude of areas of making such technologies portable enough to be deployed on the battlefield.

10 thoughts on “THE NEW ARMS RACE: LASERS”

  1. Atmospheric distortion is also very frequency-dependent, with shorter wavelengths (blue end of spectrum) being diffused more easily. Power levels also matter, and we have learned a great deal about such things from the massive use of microwave relays for communications. Just look at the advances in cellular capabilities in the last decade, and then think about the black project world being 30-60 years ahead of what is publicly acknowledged.

    A recent article also detailed how lasers can be used to “steer” lightning strikes, and that provides some other interesting pieces of the puzzle. A much less powerful laser in a high flying vehicle or satellite could be used to ionize a path for natural lightning to be directed at specific targets, even in cloudy conditions. Directed lightning would make a fairly potent weapon against people and other light targets. Used in conjunction with scalar EM weapons, it could be pretty scary.

    Might also put “the fear of God” into some superstitious populations to have some obnoxious (to the elite) leader struck down by lightning during a public appearance. Talk about plausible deniability…..

    Check out the movie “Real Genius.” Some interesting plot points about just such a weapon (including a test firing against a convertible black limo which looks surprisingly 1963-ish……)

  2. Steve Campbell

    Too bad the military didn’t spend as much time, money and brain power in working for peace as they do working for war. But then, that’s not what militaries are for, are they? Didn’t our founders advise against a standing army? But, since we have become a growing empire since we took the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), that idea has gone south. Perhaps more to the point, too bad our diplomatic corps isn’t very effective. But then, the string pullers from above overrule them, or fire them if they don’t play the game to ‘their’ liking. A general strike from all who still harbor a conscience may be the only sensible solution to the world’s growing problems of militarism. We are many, they are few.

  3. Ya know I was in the if you can believe it peace time military! But yet I always knew I was just or simply cannon fodder. And if the balloon would have gone up while I was in Nuremburg Germany Merrel Barracks or SS Panzer Concern right across from the Deutzen Dikes parade fields actually my guess air fields that could be flooded at night to avoid bomber attacks I am guessing I had about a 5-10 minute life expectancy.

    It was an old NAZI concern with all sorts of neat little tunnels. Including a rifle range underground under what was at the time the NCO club. God would i like to know more about that old place! I have heard up to seven or 8 levels underground motor pool with roadways leading to the autobahn for various types of vehicles and possibly as I said room possibly for some airplanes to land and or take off from the so called concrete parade field. And then Zepplin field. And these barracks were constructed rather well huge thick concrete walls. Gun racks on every floor. This place would not have been an easy place to capture and I believe there was an old ammo plant underground right across the street to the north. These guys were not tactical lackys and a rail loading station just out the back gate. We used it as well to load tanks and track artillary and support vehicles and rail them to Graffenvere for helicopter and tank target practice. I knew back then them tanks and choppers don’t miss much of anything. pretty much computerized everything. And now days with GPS are you kidding? probably was back then to! As in the lie is different at every level On a need to know basis if you don’t have a need to know they ain’t gonna tell you!

    And these days I get that same sort of unsteady feeling due to this computer and local where I live. The local air base is pretty much a stones throw away! And the funny thing is it looks on the surface a lot like a picture I saw of a place in Austrailia Pine something as in the huge radar type balls! I don’t know what they are and I don’t want to know! As in sometimes ignorance is bliss!

    And Denver airport? and below ground port? and the whole southwest. You don’t think that that is all connected both above and below ground and in space?

    What about this Assagio guy and teleportation and or time travel experiences as a kid?

  4. Oh boy a new military toy so all we have to do is stir up another war so we can go test or play with it! Only these are not really wars anymore just new testing grounds for new weapons systems or new military toys. I know they(the new US imperialist military industrial community) were chaffing at the bit to try to get us into Egypt and then Libya.

    To try to justify the millions billions and trillions of dollars that seemingly just disappear into no where. Into that underground portion of the country that only the sacred few black ops secret clearance types know anything about.

    And by now believe me it is huge beyond out wildest imagination with earth boring or melting equipment that can cut through rock at seven miles per day. Comparable to our Interstate road system above ground. If they have had it since the 50’s or 60’s! How many miles are possible per year? How many more Area 51’s and or Area 52 in Utah are there now all over the country or world for that matter!

  5. First of all, the ‘public’ star wars is NOT how the real one works.
    Second of all, the ‘public’ show was for just that, the ‘public’ consumption,
    as always a great big and very expensive lie!

    It really was very much as Reagan described, an umbrella of sorts.
    I should say is, as it is up and running in spite of the fact that it is
    dangerous and could put a kink in their works and their very own plans.

    It covers Alaska and the continental USA.
    Hawaii is just too far out.

    Jerry, the rookie NSA agent I was briefly in touch with,
    affirmed that for me as I already knew,
    and in return wanted information from me.
    He was shot before by the CIA before I had a chance to reply.

    He was young and I felt bad,
    but he should have known better once he got into file and,
    obviously a few others.

    It has been operational for about 20 or so years and not
    dangerous for the reasons you might think.
    Dangerous nonetheless, now more ever.
    All it would take is one hiccup, natural or otherwise.

  6. First of all, the ‘public’ star wars is NOT how the real one works.
    Second of all, the ‘public’ show was for just that, the ‘public’ consumption,
    as always a great big and very expensive lie!

    It really was very much as Reagan described, an umbrella of sorts.
    I should say is, as it is up and running in spite of the fact that it is
    dangerous and could put a kink in their works and their very own plans.

    It covers Alaska and the continental USA.
    Hawaii is just too far out.

    Jerry, the rookie NSA agent I was briefly in touch with,
    affirmed that for me as I already knew,
    and in return wanted information from me.
    He was shot before by the CIA before I had a chance to reply.

    He was young and I felt bad,
    but he should have known better once he got into file and,
    obviously a few others.

    It has been operational for about 20 or so years and not
    dangerous for the reasons you might think.
    Dangerous nonetheless, now more ever.
    All it would take is one hiccup, natural or otherwise.

  7. So now we have really entered the 21th century death rays are finally here here. Will they be small enough to be use by soliders on the battlefield yet. As for lasers themselves they appeared eleven years offially after WWll one wonders what other secrets DARPA have under cover to be revealed in the future as new.

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