December 23, 2008
Obama - Let's leave advanced weapons to the enemy?
The UK Telegraph is reporting that Barack Obama is considering abandoning laser-based airborne anti-missile defense. Writes the Telegraph today: 'US laser warplane under threat from Barack Obama The future of a US warplane that fires lasers at the enemy is under threat from Barack Obama's administration. ...One of first the first decisions of US defence that the President-elect will face in office will be whether or not to continue funding for the futuristic Airborne Laser weapons programme.The system aims to send an invisible, ultra-powerful laser beam from aircraft hundreds of miles from their targets, and could one day alter the nature of aerial warfare.Primarily designed to strike enemy missile silos, the US Missile Defence Agency has called the ABL the answer to "rogue states" or terror groups equipped with intercontinental ballistic missiles."Nobody knows if this is just a trial balloon, or if the new administration is truly considering making its first truly...(Read Full Post)