One step closer to a world of scariness — Lockheed Martin have successful stopped a truck by destroying its engine with a laser gun!

Unfortunately, no video yet, but looking at the picture, it looks like the truck was not actually moving, and possibly propped up so the laser could get a better shot?


The laser, called ATHENA, or Advanced Test High Energy Asset laser system, has demonstrated the rapidly evolving precision of laser weapons, says Lockheed.

Military security experts have successfully managed to stop a truck in its tracks by destroying its engine with a laser.

The 30-kilowatt fibre laser called Athena burnt through the manifold in seconds, despite being fired by a team from Lockheed Martin positioned more than a mile away.

The security firm said the test signifies the next step to fitting lightweight laser weapons on military aircraft, helicopters, ships and trucks.

Source: DailyMail

Written by CW Staff

In the late 80s I started investigating UFOs and crop circles and joined the CCCS (Centre for Crop Circle Studies) and a local group researching strange sightings and reports along the south coast of Dorset (UK). In the early ’90s I started my own research group called SPS (Strange Phenomena Studies), this was renamed in 2004 to Cryptoworld.

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  1. Jerry

    An engine block would be a very hard target to destroy. It would take time, the more sheet metal that surrounds it, the longer it would take.

    Instead of the engine block, why not just target the driver? Nice soft target. You wouldn’t have to burn the drivers heard off, just blind him and he’s encapacitiated. Attack defeated. 30 killowats of infrared energy would be brutal.