Lightning Laser Weapon Developed By US Army

US Army scientists are developing a weapon which can fire a laser-guided lightning bolt at a target.

The Laser-Induced Plasma Channel (LIPC) is designed to hit targets that conduct electricity far better than the air or ground that surrounds them.

The weapon went through substantial testing in January.

George Fischer, lead scientist on the project, stated: “We never ever got tired of the lightning bolts zapping our simulated [targets].”

Particulars of the weapon had been released on the US Army’s web site.

Mr Fischer explained how the typically unpredictable lightning bolts can be controlled.

“If a laser puts out a pulse with modest energy, but the time is incredibly tiny, the power can be large,” Mr Fischer stated.


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Self-steering bullet researched US Army scientists are developing a weapon which can fire a laser-guided lightning bolt at a target. The Laser-Induced Plasma Channel (LIPC) is designed to hit targets that conduct electricity better than the air or ground that surrounds them. The weapon went through extensive testing in January.

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