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Royal Navy Deployed Laser Weapons During the Falklands War

Zothecula (1870348) writes | about a year ago

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Zothecula (1870348) writes "Despite recent demonstrations by the US Navy, we still think of laser weapons as being things of the future. However, previously-classified British documents prove that not only were the major powers working on laser weapons in the 1970s and 80s, but that they were already being deployed with combat units in war zones. A letter from the Ministry of Defence released under the 30-year rule reveals that laser weapons were deployed on Royal Navy ships during the Falklands War in 1982, and that the British government was concerned about similar weapons being developed behind the Iron Curtain."
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I miss my friend (1)

dragonfly_blue (101697) | about a year ago | (#44548257)

I miss my friend LASER_CANNON. He was cool, kinda like LASER_GRENADE used to be before he got married.

I also miss my Reddit accounts somebody hacked out from under me from a public terminal, including my LASER_PEN account.

So if you see LASER_PEN on reddit from now on, that's not me any more.

*sniff*

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