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Weapons of War:

Photonics Spectra
Sep 1997
Laser Offense Offers Best Defense

R. Winn Hardin, Senior News Editor

Military lasers have become the weapons that existed only in science fiction novels a generation ago. From blowing enemy missiles out of the sky to tracking enemy targets, the sheer numbers of laser weapons has prompted a new way of thinking within cost-minded defense agencies.
New generations of strategisits will look to commercially available lasers and tunable non-linear elements to act as sources for a growing list of lasing weapons. These new weapons systems will use lasers designed, not to maim, but to kill with a surgeonis precision.


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