But if someone built a tower 384,000 km high, it would travel faster than the moon. And if you jumped off that tower, you'd also never reach the ground.
No, but you'd get a great view of the outer solar system... at a good clip of 27km/s or so if my math isn't too wrong.
We're not going to be seeing gently-rolling guided cruise missiles any time soon (and certainly not for $10k) and we're not going to see long-range guided rolling rockets.
Anti-ship missiles are getting faster and faster, and CIWS is getting less and less likely to work. Aegis cruisers can already take out most ballistics that would threaten a carrier group. CIWS needs replacement- mounting lasers on support cruisers to train on a fast cruise missile is perfectly legitimate, and it increases the usefulness of having carrier groups to begin with.
I think the power-delivery capability is going to greatly outpace the defensive capabilities of ordnance. The kind of cooling necessary to stop that kind of energy is massive, and unlikely to work well on a cruise missile, and the only real defense- thicker armor is going to make it harder to keep the missiles as fast as they need to be to have any chance of success.
This isn't a waste of money, it's literally the only hope for keeping carrier groups relevant.
Mirrors will never be credible way to counter a high-power laser threat. Not even internally cooled. Mirrors are simply too easy to damage, and they're not a mirror after that happens.
They've been destroying 60mm mortar rounds from 500m out with 20kW lasers since 2006, what exactly is the basis for your disbelief in the usefulness of laser point-defense?
Most potential enemies that have ballistic ASMs are using shitty enough ballistics that we can intercept them with standard issue ABM systems (Aegis cruisers).
Lockheed has demonstrated in-flight subsonic rocket destruction with 10kW lasers.
Eating is not using.
From someone named MrL0G1C of all things. Thank you for the laugh
They were willing to murder millions of people to achieve utopia and they still didn't get it.
LOL. Are you serious right now?
And that is why you fail.
So, some people that were smarter and more committed than us ended up being genocidal maniacs, and thus the economic theory they started out championing is bunk. Does anyone really need to blow holes in that logic?