Great Ideas: AC-130 With Blaster

Blasters! F*ck yeah!

ir Force Special Operations Command is on track to equip an AC-130J Ghostrider gunship with a laser weapon by the end of the decade, officials said May 25.

Working alongside Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren in Virginia, the service has wrapped up the first phase of a two-part study that will give the command greater clarity on the maturity of commercially available systems and potential design concepts, said Lt. Col. John DiSebastian, director of fixed-wing tech insertion at Special Operations Command.

“We have identified our partners that have responded to our [request for] information [and] we are in the process of evaluating that,” he said at Special Operations Forces International Conference, sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association. “We have not downselected away from any, or chosen any. We are still, as part of this architecture, looking at what is the best operational capability and determining which vendors can support that.”

So,er we're going, we're going to admit we already have blasters. (wink wink nod nod)

Jawa file footage of Blasters in action.

Posted by: Howie at 07:23 AM


1 If Obama wasn't so anti Israel and a muslim lover they could just buy them off Israel already to go straight into operations. And the Israeli one is more powerful and can operate from higher altitudes than the "ufo" in the video.

Posted by: The Realist of Qld at May 27, 2016 03:54 PM

2 After 40 years the inflight beverages are still not what they ought to be

Posted by: brifborgensen at May 27, 2016 04:43 PM

3 Word five years ago was they were already field testing a one-shot chem laser across the border into Iran for no-evidence strikes on ammunition convoys. Maybe acting-president Ashton Carter will pull the old experiments out of mothballs now that the regular president has retired to tour the world's golf courses.

Posted by: Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder at May 27, 2016 07:44 PM

4 Some problems with your post Storm Saxon etc. You say "now" that he has retired to tour the world's golf courses. Hasn't he been doing that for years already? And you called him "regular." Only thing regular about Obama is he regularly gives everyone not amongst his useful idiots a dose of the runs.

Posted by: The Realist of Qld at May 28, 2016 12:39 AM

5 I hate Obama with a passion. But I hope he stays on the golf course until he's out of office. He does less damage there.

Posted by: Greyrooster at May 31, 2016 01:13 AM

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