Tuesday, April 06, 2004

OK, Hummer-mounted laser cannons is exactly what I was expecting from The Future. The idea of using lasers to remote-detonate IEDs and the like is just cool. Very Jedi-Knights. I have to wonder what sort of situation in Afghanistan required the detonations of 51 devices in a 100 minute period. Minefield? One would hope that it was a minefield which had already been well-flagged and mapped. As I understand the problem, clearing a field by detonating the devices is an excellent way to seed the entire area with shell fragments, making it pretty hard to search again if you missed a mine or two. The false-positive results go off the charts, I would think.

Via Rantburg.

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