NEW QotD, Don’t We All? Edition.

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.

Via Instapundit.

Moe Lane

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.


  • RichardFroste says:

    I agree about the lack of a flash or ‘anything’ letting them know who’s firing on them…reminds me of the science fiction story by Robert Sheckley: The Gun Without a Bang. As a stealth weapon, though it works quite well. 🙂

  • qixlqatl says:

    I want the one from “Real Genius”….

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