On the latest – successful – tests by the US Navy of a shipboard laser capable of setting other boats on fire…
Yes, I thought that this would get your attention.
Anyway, Office on Naval Research Rear Admiral Nevin Carr has his priorities in order:
“This is an important data point,” the admiral says, “but I still want the Megawatt death ray.”
I want you to have it too, Admiral – although, if I can be frank? It needs a ‘pew-pew’ sound. Or a big actinic flash. Or something that says Hey! I’m being shot at by a SHIP-MOUNTED LASER GUN! I had better surrender now! Just saying.
Full Disclosure: my wife works for a daughter organization of ONR. Neither she nor any other member of ONR had any input in the commission or writing of this piece.