ZzzzzzzzAP! RAY GUN!

I want one of these.   I will use it while driving the 789.

While the US Air Force is dead set on shooting down missiles with airborne lasers, it looks like their colleagues in the Army are busy cooking up a little something called the Multimode Directed Energy Armament System (see our artist’s conceptual rendering, above). According to Wired, this device uses an ultra-short pulse laser to create an ionized channel through the air, which it can use to send bursts of energy, conduct electricity, or act as a waveguide for an intense pulse of microwaves. If you’re looking to knock out an IED, an oncoming vehicle, or an enemy combatant, this bad boy should do the trick just fine. The Army’s Armament Research Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) plans on having a working prototype operating in a the real world sometime in 2011.

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  1. Edward Martin says:

    “phasers on stun”

  2. Andrew, UK and sometimes Canada says:

    Does it take out cordless clip-on-mics and speaker-systems in liturgically dubious situations?

  3. Ohio Annie says:

    Or cell phones in cars?

  4. Comes in handy for zapping squirrels that nest in your car!

  5. tertullian says:

    If you insist on a Corvette-based ride,why not the Bertone Mantide just unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show?


  6. Bob A says:

    Hmmm, wonder if it will work on cell phones?

  7. Matthew W. I. Dunn says:

    I want one of these. I will use it while driving the 789.

    You’ll need a ray gun to zap all those people laughing at you driving around in such a butt-ugly car.

  8. irishgirl says:

    Hey, this would be good to zap out Taliban crazies!

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