U.S. Army develops Tesla-style lightning bolt to destroy enemy vehicles?
'If a laser beam is intense enough, its
electro-magnetic field is strong enough to rip electrons off of air molecules,
'This plasma is located along the path of the
laser beam, so we can direct it wherever we want by moving a mirror.'
Tom Shadis, project officer on the program
said: 'Definitely our last week of testing in January 2012 was a
'We had a well thought-out test plan and our
ARDEC and contractor team worked together tirelessly and efficiently over long
hours to work through the entire plan.
'The excellent results certainly added to the
excitement and camaraderie.'
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