Laser beam weapon unveiled

The big air show opened in Farnborough, UK today. Unlike the one that opens at Oshkosh next week, this one is all about selling the latest commercial jet, or the latest weapons system.

A video released today is bound to strike some terror into the hearts of, well, just about anyone.

It’s a laser weapon:

The Star Wars-like weapon was made by Raytheon.

At face value, such a weapon would appear to have little use in either of the two most recent wars fought by the U.S.