RF Cafe began life in 1996 as "RF Tools" in an AOL screen name web space totaling
2 MB. Its primary purpose was to provide me with ready access to commonly needed
formulas and reference material while performing my work as an RF system and circuit
design engineer. The World Wide Web (Internet) was largely an unknown entity at
the time and bandwidth was a scarce commodity. Dial-up modems blazed along at 14.4 kbps
while typing up your telephone line, and a nice lady's voice announced "You've Got
Mail" when a new message arrived...
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Raytheon's Ship-Mounted Laser Weapon Incinerates a UAV in Flight Videos for
Wars (SDI) derivative technology has paid off again. Per
Raytheon's press release,
"Raytheon Company and a U.S. Navy team used a combined-beam fiber laser to shoot down four unmanned aerial
vehicles in flight during an over-the-water engagement. The UAV targets were engaged and destroyed using the
Navy's Laser Weapon System guided by Raytheon's Phalanx Close-in Weapon System sensor suite. LaWS is made up of
six industrial-use lasers that simultaneously focus on the target. " Awesome, n'est-ce pas?
This archive links to the many video and audio files
been featured on RF Cafe.