The technology behind the burning question (no pun intended) that Twitter users are asking is so hot we thought it worth the trial by fire to see what makes it go.
“Are the California fires a result of California using directed energy to start them?” is the question people are asking. And, if so, “for what purpose?”
The answer to that, of course, the why is to receive emergency disaster funds from the U.S. federal government; keep California residents sequestered in their houses wearing masks; or both, taking the money while maintaining control over the populace.
Purported political purposes are what they will be, but the technology is just so powerful it’s worthy of its own news coverage.
Straight out of Buck Rogers, ray guns, death rays and phasers are finally going mainstream as technology advances the use of directed energy weapons (DEW).
These ranged weapons can engage their targets at great distances with the use of highly-focused lasers, microwaves, and particle beams, giving new meaning to a take on Mountain Dew’s famous advertising slogan, “Do the Dew.”
Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), with support from Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren, successfully tracked, engaged, and destroyed a threat representative unmanned aerial vehicle while in flight at Naval Air Warfare Center in China Lake, Calif. for the first time during testing in 2009, according to a SatNews Daily report.
Five targets were engaged and destroyed during the testing, which was also a first for the U.S. Navy.
One Twitter user posted a video of a fireball seen from I-95 in South Carolina, sparking conversation about the use of DEWs in the United States and what it’s all about.
My brother just saw this in South Carolina off i95 pic.twitter.com/Lx8Fl71Cth
— Believe What You’re Told (@starshiptr0oper) September 10, 2020
The United States, China, and Russia have been conducting research and experiments with DEWs for decades, according to a declassified 1974 CIA memorandum to National Security Affairs Assistant to the President Henry A. Kissinger on reports of the use of laser weapons on the Chinese by the Soviets.CIA-RDP80M01048A000800160004-5
Of course, laser weaponry isn’t a completely new innovation, as the U.S. put its first laser into service in 2014. In 2017, the UK invested £30 million in a laser prototype to shoot down drones and missiles, now that Russia’s soldiers have bomb-carrying drones.
While the U.S. Navy’s high-tech arsenal is no threat to larger vessels, it’s potentially ideal for defending against Iran’s fleet of smaller ships, according to Vice Admiral John Miller. He says that the non-lethal laser flashes to spook enemies or thwart their sensors, and it can destroy small craft (including airborne drones) if they don’t heed warnings.
Militaries have used ultra-dense kinetic energy penetraters (KEP) for decades, firing specially designed shells at high velocity rather than dropping the from the sky.
The U.S. Navy’s electromagnetic railgun can blast a 25-pound hypervelocity projectile with 32-megajoule muzzle energy through seven steel plates and obliterate whatever that armor was meant to protect, according to Navy testing.
So what’s next, a weaponized meteor strike?
The purpose of DEWs and KEPs, other than raining down shock and awe inspired by the “Mother of All Bombs,” is probably to counter Russia’s tactical nuclear stockpile, according to the DoD’s Russia New Generation Warfare Study.
As China enters the mix, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has earmarked Aus$270 billion ($185 billion) to beef up long-strike defense capabilities and cyber-warfare efforts in response to escalating tensions with China.
“We must face the reality that we have moved into a new and less benign strategic era,” Morrison said in a major policy speech.
And where did the budgets come from to develop this tech? Well, it is 19 years on to the day that former Secretary of State, and one of the original shareholders of Gilead, with its China Virus “cure” Remdesivir, Donald Rumsfeld told a press conference that the Pentagon couldn’t find receipts for $2.3 trillion.
When the deep state needs, it can reach deep into the government pockets.
Until directed-energy weaponry become mainstream weapons within the next decade, Americans will keep watch on the night skies for incoming DEWs, foreign or domestic, and alert the rest of us who’ve missed them.