Many apologies, I have caused some offence in my language.
It because of the deep fidelity I see in the rest of the game, that I am rather surprised, and disputing in the modelling of lasers.
I would think it is open source knowledge that a laser dwell time, of a few seconds, could disable sensitive exposed sensors. However a laser energy cannot disrupt the mass kinematics of an object,or detroy it. Sensors are exposed, but other avionics or munition through some 3mm of metal or so. So it's an energy impact, and basic physics. Destruction, or blinding, of a sensor, results in the missile or vehicle continuing on its same trajectory. Similar to When I am dazzled by oncoming traffic, I don't panic, I may slow, but certainly don't manoeuvre etc. So a realistic impact upon an incoming missile being that it can no longer manoeuvre in the terminal phase, after two seconds shot on its sensors. It would however most likely continue on its same trajectory.
An aircraft avionics system, and flight controls, would already electromagnetically shielded, especially military aircraft exposed to high RF levels. So lasers would have to impact a lot more than 150kw energy through a shielded airframe to have an impact on its dynamics. Knocking out its EO andIR sensors easy, not so obvious the aircraft flight controls behind RF and mechanical shielding. So I would suggest more likely dazzle, and distract impact upon aircraft operations, and many multiples of 10s seconds to actually disable the motion of major aircraft.
Keeping a focused beam on a highly manoeuvrable target, is an order of magnitude more difficult than cueing off a guided missile, its more like maintaining a continous gun sight lock on that same 2cm square, over 2nm away. Some serious tracking. The you tube videos do show lasers disabling small UAVs, after many seconds of continuous dwell time.
Note I think you need to be very careful and suggesting blinding Mark one eyeball. That is against international treaties on any act of deliberate blinding of combatents.
Those are just my suggestions and views. Sorry if I have caused offence. I just feel their is a little more depth and research in the representation of laser weapons to be considered here.
< Message edited by JuliasW -- 6/3/2020 11:51:22 AM >