Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Gaastra, Mar 24, 2007.
Force fields are not just for star wrs anymore.
so its just a radar and a gun?
Cool. Science reality FTW!
It’s an awesome defense system but I don’t think I would call it a “force field” in the sci-fi sense of the word.
That is cool man.
Pinpoint barrier, Macross style! Now, where's my variable fighters?
Thats considerably less cool than I was expecting based on the thread title. And based on how many billions are shoveled into research for stuff like this, I'm let down. If we cant have real force fields, cant we at least have some Tesla coil tanks or something? Then we can at least have something kinda close to a laser cannon.
Yes, yes they are. This is a tracking gun. They put imaginary force field bubbles in the picture because it is fox news.
Tracking gun? The report didn't give any details on the system besides radar. Any info would be appreciated. :3
Is that real? I mean do you have to kill the dude with the gun? This cant be real.
it has a radar, it tracks the incoming object and shoots a "counter measure" at it. sounds like a tracking gun
Guh. I read the article too...that is decidedly not a forcefield. Fox News misinformation campaigns FTL.
Man, I don't care if it isn't an actual forcefield. That's pretty damn cool and useful.
Neat system, but calling it a Force Field only lead to a geeky let-down.
Whatever. I'll wait to see how well it works out in the field. There's a thing called a Warlock that supposedly jams the radio signals and cell phones used to detonate IEDs. It didn't work that well to begin with, sometimes jammed our comms, and anyways, they started using pressure plates, trip wires, and garage door openers.
Fox News wants me to be excited, but I don't see Shep or any of them volunteering to try it out on the streets of Baghdad.
Eh, cold plasma shields could work...
look liek its based on that gun that can shoot 1 million (yes million) rounds per minute - shot the bullets by electric discharge.
this could do the same sort of thing - destroy the object before it got there.
have to ask though - if the missle etc can still travel on, due to kinetics as they put it, how useful is this for helicopters as it could still do large damage to them
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