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Beam Weapons: Roots of Reagan's Star Wars
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 136,260. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Lasers & Photonics, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Arms control
Beam Weapons describes the military technology behind Ronald Reagan's 'Star Wars' strategic defense system, intended to develop radically new beam weapons that destroyed nuclear missiles with directed energy — laser beams or charged particles. Originally published in 1984 as Beam Weapons: The Next Arms Race, this new edition includes an epilogue covering recent development of laser weapons.
Navy Shipboard Lasers for Surface, Air, and Missile Defense: Deployment of the First Solid-State Laser Directed Energy Weapon, SSL, FEL, TLS, MLD, Terminal Defense Against China's ASBM
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 26,980. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Lasers & Photonics
Navy officials announced in April 2013 that a solid-state laser would be deployed onboard the U.S.S. Ponce, providing the first at-sea demonstration of a revolutionary directed energy weapon.