Abstract

The experience of designing strategic laser systems in the previous years and a strong belief in the attainability of the goal - the development of high-power laser weapons - help to significantly accelerate the pace of work in the field of new technologies. World press has recently published the articles where it was suggested that the anti-missile airborne laser project suffers cost overruns and delays and may fall victim to budget cuts. Just after that mass media immediately reported that the Pentagon refuses to develop combat lasers. As a result, there has appeared an epic set of myths about combat lasers. The task of this paper is to consider the most ridiculous statements and to reject them by sufficient analysis. An additional goal is to focus the interests of laser physics community to the mono-module disk laser geometry, which is possible now for implementation.

How to Cite
V. V., Apollonov. Laser Technology and Weapons. Global Journal of Science Frontier Research, [S.l.], july 2014. ISSN 2249-4626. Available at: <https://journalofscience.org/index.php/GJSFR/article/view/1092>. Date accessed: 19 june 2021.