Army shoots lightning down laser beams.

In what sounds like a bizarre episode of Strawberry Shortcake meets The Avengers, I read of the Army’s efforts to create just such a weapon.

It’s called a Laser-Induced Plasma Channel, or LIPC. Catchy, huh.

It could be used against (surprise) people and vehicles, but it could also be used to destroy unexploded ordinance. That could be a life and limb saver in war zones, something there is no shortage of.

Like most things, the weapon carries in itself it’s own greatest threat: it could destroy itself. But they’re working on that.

Here’s a link to the story at Gizmag.


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