Plan on seeing laser weapons by 2023 as research bosses say killer technology is ‘very close’

Plan on seeing laser weapons by 2023 as research bosses say killer technology is ‘very close’

The US Army believe it or not, is on schedule to deploy the first laser weapons in 2023, and it will change the way wars are fought and won.

Mary J. Miller, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Research and Technology, told the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities ‘I believe we’re very close,’ when asked how close the Army is to developing offensive and defensive directed-energy weapons.

She said the programmes would be extensively tested as the Army wants to understand the lasers’ full capabilities ‘before we offer it to a Soldier.’

Video games are now becoming a reality. What will this mean for future combat, and the rules of war? It’s not difficult to see the leap-effect this will have modern warfare, similar to the use of the airplane in World War 1. This is going to be one exciting and scary century.

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