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Laser Weapons Ready for Airplanes by 2007

— June 27, 2006 — Science
You've been thinking about laser weapons since you first watched Star Wars. Now the US Government is making laser weapons the next big thing. This will help them with all of their terrorist problems.. Er no wait, maybe it won't. Still, anything with a laser is futuristic.

The airborne laser program has the mandate to detect and destroy incoming missiles using laser beams. Boom.

Implications - Who new laser weapons were so damn cool? Well, maybe I knew it all along, but the decision by the US government to introduce the airborne laser program certainly will get everyone on board with the rad nature of lasers!
Trend Themes
1. Laser Weapon Development - Increased investment in laser technology for weapon development, spurring research and development innovations.
2. Airborne Laser Defense - Growing demand for airborne laser defense technology, creating opportunities for companies to develop and sell laser-based defense systems.
3. Laser Beam Detection and Tracking Technology - Emerging trend in laser-based detection and tracking technology, leading to increased research and development opportunities in aerospace and defense industries.
Industry Implications
1. Aerospace Industry - Opportunity for aerospace companies to collaborate and invest in research and development of advanced laser systems for defense and military purposes.
2. Defense Industry - Increased demand for laser-based defense systems, creating new opportunities for existing and new defense companies to develop and produce such technologies.
3. Technology Industry - Growing interest in laser-based technologies for defense applications, spurring R&D innovation and investment in laser-based systems and technologies.
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