Time magazine is out with a heartwarming story about how the next generation of drones, or as some like to call them “freedom birds,” may be equipped with lasers. Although most Americans don’t realize it, our skies are already filled with drones as I pointed out in my piece last week titled Drones in America? They are Already Here…
But folks at General Atomics are getting increasingly excited by the HELLADS — the High Energy Liquid Laser Defense System. It is designed to shrink a flying laser into a package small enough to cram onto an aircraft.
“It would give us an unlimited magazine,” says one person close to the program. There’s talk that it could be fielded within five years.
In other words, an unmanned aircraft could not only give U.S. forces a so-called “persistent presence” overhead, it wouldn’t have to return to base after firing its pair of missiles for lack of additional firepower.
Just wait until you have a laser armed drone over your head targeting you for not paying your ObamaCare tax. Mission Accomplished!
To add insult to injury, watch General Atomics video promoting these things. Killing really is just a video game to these guys.
Full article here.