In the latest test, Boeing fitted their laser technology to an existing C-310 Hercules to try out its new laser technology.
Instead of carrying bombs and missiles, planes are fitted with a laser turret that can destroy any targets expertly. The technology could be utilised on a range of planes.
In fact, this technology has people searching for Star Wars comparisons.
A pity for science fiction buffs that the current stand off over Georgia between America and Russia jeopardises both their space programs and NASA’s involvement with the International Space Station. Star Wars type battles remain in the future.
But the thing that is getting most military analysts excited is the possibility of ‘plausible denial of air strikes’.
In other words, because there is no sign of a bomb where the target has been hit, it may be possible to deny that your aircraft – which may be a distance away – had any involvement in destroying the target site.
I’m just glad that the Americans are supposed to be on our side.
Imagine if the Russians had this technology, would there be anything of Georgia left standing?