Homeland Security

Lasers Could Become Cost Effective Missile Defense Weapons

“A new set of weapons straight out of Star Wars that cost dollars or pennies to fire could flip the price-per-shot equation in favor of the United States. When facing enemies with ballistic missiles and integrated air defense systems, the most economical way to counter incoming barrages could be blasting them out of the sky with concentrated beams of directed energy, said Mark Gunzinger, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.”

Source: Lasers Could Become Cost Effective Missile Defense Weapons

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