on 02-05-2008 02:30 AM
This is still not really that impressive when you really think about it. Atomic weaponry is still the most available and devastating stuff out there, (aside from obvious chemical/biological disasters) and it is also perfected. It is, unfortunately, a mythical power that will only be used by the mad and insane. No country with any sort of ethical premise will ever fire a Nuclear weapon.
It's about as effective as E-Peen - It only really matters as long as the guy you are standing up to doesn't knock on your door.
Railguns and whatnot seems pretty interesting, but high projectile lasers, long range sound "pain beams" and other forms of "sci-fi" stuff is more likely to be seen than this stuff as far as "on the field" goes.
P.S. - Did you see any equipment, personnel, or location that even remotely resembled the Navy? Looked like a bunch of rednecks shooting stacks of wood with a long rusty potato gun.