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November 17, 2014
China unveils laser to shoot down low-flying drones: report
Beijing Nov 03, 2014
China has developed a highly accurate laser weapon system that can shoot down light drones at low altitude, state media reported. The machine has a two-kilometre range and can bring down "various small aircraft" within five seconds of locating its target, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing a statement by the China Academy of Engineering Physics (CAEP), one of the developers. Xinhua showed pictures of large metal boxes in camouflage paint and the wreckage of a small drone, some of it bu ... read more

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ADAM Ground-Based Laser System Tested Against Small Boats
In tests off the California coast, a Lockheed Martin prototype laser system successfully disabled two boats at a range of approximately 1.6 kilometers (approximately 1 mile). These were the first te ... more
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Prototype laser system used against small boats
A prototype ground-based laser system by Lockheed Martin burned through two boats from a range of 1 mile during maritime testing off the California coast. ... more
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Lockheed Martin Wins Contract To Develop Weapons Grade Fiber Laser for US Army Field Test
The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a $25 million contract to design, build and test a 60-kilowatt electric laser to be integrated and tested in a truck-mounted weapon system demonstrator. The ... more
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The U.S. Army contracts for a laser weapon demonstrator
A laser weapon to counter rockets, artillery, mortars and unmanned aerial threats is being designed and built by Lockheed Martin. ... more
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Excalibur Prototype Extends Reach of High-Energy Lasers
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 powe ... more
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Israeli company to unveil laser defense
A state-owned Israeli arms company says it will unveil a new laser-defense system next month that will be capable of shooting down short-range rockets and mortar fire. Rafael Advanced Defense ... more
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Northrop Grumman Unveils Advanced Pulse Generation Technology
Northrop Grumman has finished detailed performance testing on its Advanced Pulse Generator (APG), which represents the next technology evolution for the company's Combat Electromagnetic Environment ... more
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US military reveals laser can down drones, mortars
The US Army has for the first time successfully tested a vehicle-mounted laser that managed to shoot down incoming mortar rounds and drone aircraft, officials said Thursday. ... more
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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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