Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Directed energy weapons as used by 6th generation warplanes are not the future. Aerial directed energy weapons are the now! Or soon will be.
To war by laser.
Thanks once more to Zero Hedge.
"F-35 Stealth Jet Modernization Program Will Allow For Directed Energy Weapons"
"Pratt and Whitney . . . announced last Thursday a ‘Growth Option 2.0’ upgrade for the F135 engine, which powers the fifth-generation Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, that could provide increased power and thermal management system (PTMS) capacity"
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"According to Aviation Week and Space Technology, additional engine power and thermal management capabilities of the F135 engine will allow for the use of directed energy weapons and other Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) inspired armaments, and if approved, would be featured in an upgrade package called Growth Option 2.0 (GO2)."
"Here's looking at you, kid." Just don't look directly!