I'm sure you're aware that it's almost a "meme" in the Star Trek universe that when a human says "I wonder..." the universe knows it's going to need serious counseling REALLY soonWell, there it is. An answer in search of a question.
Well it's not a "flying runway" or launch rail but yes. Though I'll point out (as I'm sure you know) several nations and dozens of companies had similar ideas for launching everything from aircraft, to spacecraft, to flying vehicles and troops over the enemies head! But again, a flying runway/launch rail?You may want to take a look at
I don't know that they cost that much to get though. And if you don't really 'intend' to defend anything or in fact just want to get something into the patent 'process' for other purposes, (such as "free-energy/fuel-from-water/etc" scams often do for an appearance of legitimacy) then it would make sense I suppose.Patenting stuff cost money, without serious financial backing to fund a defence they’re worthless, you can only make money from the IP rights when the invention is sold commercially and you’ve only got 20years max protection.
One has to wonder what the plan is here?.....if indeed there ever was one.