Monday, July 9, 2012

U.S. Army's New Laser-Lightning Bolt Weapon.

Just when you thought getting zapped by a laser couldn't get any worse... It is then followed up with a bolt of lightning... 
The U.S. Army has a new weapon in its arsenal... it is a weapon that fires a laser guided bolt of lightning. 
A guided lightning bolt travels horizontally, then hits a car when it finds the lower resistance path to ground. The lightning is guided in a laser-induced plasma channel, then it deviates from the channel when it gets close to the target and has a lower-resistance path to ground. Though more work needs to be done, Picatinny Arsenal engineers believe the technology holds great promise. 

via army

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