A warship is gliding across the serene sea enchanted by shades of the setting sun. There is nothing but a gentle breeze to disturb the tranquility of the moment. And suddenly, as if by a magician’s curse, the ship starts sinking. No, it’s not million-dollar under-water missile from a submarine that caused it; absolutely no sound of explosion was heard. Radars did not detect a missile or submarine. Although a drone flying nearby had been registered on the radar screen for a while . But, that couldn’t cause such silent and lethal damage, could it?
It is no secret to the educated mind, that America has propagated war from the time they became conscious of their global superiority and decided to use war to forge peace beyond their borders. Sadly, starting from 1st November of 1955 in Vietnam up till this day in Syria, they have never won their war. But that does not mean that they aren’t constantly trying to discover newer ways of winning their so called fight.
After losing foothold in Syria against overpowering maneuvers by Vladimir Putin led Russia-China-Iran alliance, America badly needed a moral booster and a new power-card. Lockheed Martin, America’s home grown and private defense equipment development farm has given them Directed Energy Systems aka Laser Weapons. In the words of Paul Shattuck, company director for Directed Energy Systems. “They can be packaged into a size, weight, power and thermal which can be fit onto relevant tactical platforms, whether it’s a ship, whether it’s a ground vehicle or whether it’s an airborne platform.”
Though the application of this technology is at an early stage, where they can only sink a small boat or make holes through light-armored vehicles to kill everyone inside; they are already building a weapon with double the power and have promised the U.S.Army a delivery shortly. In a time when multiple countries are working on strategies to achieve global dominance, its a no-brainier that countries like Russia and China will develop (research already underway) or acquire Laser Weapons pretty soon.
If a laser weapon can penetrate through the walls of a Nuclear Power Plant and reach the core reactor, one will need to spend only 1$ (The cost of each firing) to give a devastating blow to their enemy country. We wonder, whether Nikola Tesla would have liked to live and see this day himself…