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Ray Guns and Laser Weapon Technology
April 19, 2014
Excalibur Prototype Extends Reach of High-Energy Lasers
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 13, 2014
High-energy lasers (HEL) have the potential to benefit a variety of military missions, particularly as weapons or as high-bandwidth communications devices. However, the massive size, weight and power requirements (SWaP) of legacy laser systems limit their use on many military platforms. Even if SWaP limitations can be overcome, turbulence manifested as density fluctuations in the atmosphere increase laser beam size at the target, further limiting laser target irradiance and effectiveness over long ... read more

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Satellite Services supplies on-board sub-systems for smallsats and microsats.
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Israeli company to unveil laser defense
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Northrop Grumman Unveils Advanced Pulse Generation Technology
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US military reveals laser can down drones, mortars
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
China faces 'most complex time in history' at home and abroad - Xi Jinping

ATK supplying hardware, composites for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle

Russian Rockets used by the US

21st Space Wing reaches inspection milestone

Lockheed Martin Contracted To Maintain MK-48 Torpedoes

Sensitive detection method may help impede illicit nuclear trafficking

China to boost space defense in 'new-type combat force'

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Lockheed Martin Demonstrates ADAM Ground-Based Laser System in Increasingly Complex Tests Against Free-Flying Rockets
Lockheed Martin has demonstrated the Area Defense Anti-Munitions (ADAM) system in multiple tests against free-flying Qassam-like rocket targets. The prototype laser system has destroyed eight small- ... more
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US Navy readies 'laser attack' weapon in 2014
The US Navy said it is preparing to roll out a sea-based laser weapon capable of disabling small enemy vessels and shooting down surveillance drones. ... more
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Anti-aircraft laser weapon demonstrated
A German defense company has demonstrated a laser weapon it says successfully shot down two drone aircraft at a distance of a mile. ... more
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Boeing High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator Advances to High-power Testing
Under a follow-on contractual effort from the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC), Boeing will continue developing a truck-mounted directed energy system that improves warfighters' ab ... more
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Russia develops air defence lasers
According to CEO of Russia's Almaz-Antei advanced arms makers Dr Vladislav Menshikov, his company continues work, started decades ago in the Soviet Union, to develop powerful airborne lasers capable ... more
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Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Compact, Rugged Laser for Military Applications
Northrop Grumman has test fired the first product in its next-generation FIRESTRIKE family of high-energy, solid-state lasers that meet goals for size and weight reduction and ruggedization for oper ... more
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Israel develops new weapons for next war
Amid a flurry of warnings that Lebanon and Hezbollah will be hammered in any new conflict, the Israeli military unveiled a new 120mm tank shell said to be able to penetrate reinforced targets, including in populated areas. ... more
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Northrop Grumman's New Laser Defense System Achieves Key Technology Readiness Standard
Northrop Grumman's Laser Systems business unit announced that its All Semiconductor Airborne Laser Threat Terminator (ASALTT) infrared countermeasure (IRCM) laser system has advanced to Technology R ... more
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US military unveils ray beam as latest non-lethal weapon
A sensation of unbearable, sudden heat seems to come out of nowhere - this wave, a strong electromagnetic beam, is the latest non-lethal weapon unveiled by the US military this week. ... more
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Rheinmetall demonstrates laser weapons
German company Rheinmetall Defense says it has successfully combined a powerful laser weapon with an advanced air defense system. ... more
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LockMart Directed Energy Leader Receives Purdue's Outstanding Aerospace Engineer Award
Paul Shattuck, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company's director for directed energy systems, received a 2011 Outstanding Aerospace Engineer (OAE) Award from Purdue University's School of Aeronautics ... more
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Boeing and BAE Systems to Develop Integrated Directed Energy Weapon for US Navy
Boeing has announced that its Directed Energy Systems (DES) division has signed a teaming agreement with BAE Systems to develop the Mk 38 Mod 2 Tactical Laser System for defense of U.S. Navy ships. ... more
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