Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Blast from the past....AAV-Laser Test Bed...

pic via Bmashina Tumblr Page.

High-energy laser anti-aircraft land-based MTU (Mobile Test Unit) on the basis of AAV7 brought down in 1979 on the test helicopter and ATGM. The tests took place under strict secrecy on the basis of Arsenal “Redstone”. After test firing the car handed over to NASA.

How long has the US had workable lasers?  Since 79 if this vehicle actually accomplished what it's said it did.  Shooting down a helicopter and ATGM?  In 79?  And you think that we don't have secret programs that have advanced the art since then?

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