January 15, 2008
The United States has been working with laser technology for many years to develop a battlefield weapon, and some laser weaponry projects have involved Israeli cooperation. These efforts have born fruit. The attached video demonstrates the remarkable technological ability of the MTHEL (Mobile Tactical High Energy Laser) system to engage and destroy both incoming howitzer shells as well as supersonic katyusha rockets. The fact that the system is mobile and can be continually moved around a battlefield makes it both more effective and survivable.
The video clip does not mention whether this system is being mass-produced and deployed into American or Israeli ground forces. I certainly hope it is. A prototype is wonderful, but it won’t be a significant addition to the West’s weaponry until it is mass produced. The video indicates that it will be deployed by both American and Israeli ground forces. One can understand that such a system would be of inestimable value to the Israelis in the event of another war in which Hezbollah fires numerous katyushas and other rockets at Israeli targets.
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As this blog follows the deployment of new Chinese, Russian and Iranian weaponry, it needs to be pointed out that Western military technology is not standing still. The West is developing new weapons systems such as MTHEL as well as an unpublicized new weapons technology which allowed Israeli warplanes to destroy a nuclear facility being built on Syrian soil in 2007 (even though that site had state-of-the-art Russian defensive systems protecting it). An earlier blog also discussed the revelation that Western forces are developing “invisibility” cloaks for military platforms such as tanks. The West’s problem is that the USA is so strapped by debt that it can ill-afford the new weaponry that it needs, and the European members of NATO have been steadily downsizing their militaries even though eastern nations are increasing their military forces. Russia and China are in an excellent financial position to deploy many new weapons as Russia is flush with energy revenues and China has massive foreign exchange surpluses. Both of those nations are helping Iran to increase its military forces rapidly. These developments are all consistent with the key biblical prophecy in Ezekiel 38 that there would be a Russian-Chinese-Iranian alliance which will attack the nations of the Western world in the latter days of our age.
One does wonder what weapons systems are being built in secret by both the Western alliance and the Russian-Chinese-Iranian alliance and its allies. I periodically see reports of entire underground cities and factories being built in the Ural Mountain region of Russia in which Russia is building secret weaponry. The USA has spent tens of billions of dollars (if not more) on “black” weapons projects which do not show up in normal accounting reports or weapons inventories. The “Aurora” Reconnaissance warplane has been discussed in a number of popular magazine articles in recent years, with the Aurora being a replacement for the SR-71 Blackbird. It is my opinion that some UFOs spotted around the skies in the USA are actually futuristic aerial vehicles being tested and flown by the United States military. When the final world war of our age is fought, the nations will unveil and use whatever secret weapons systems they have developed. The result will be so horrific that Matthew 24:21-22 prophesies that “no flesh” would survive unless Jesus Christ’s return occurred to stop the death and destruction. It is comforting to know that we have God’s promise that he will intervene to stop mankind from destroying itself in the future when a climactic world war will occur.