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Russia Plans to Deploy Anti-Satellite Airborne Laser Weapons

Russia is preparing to renew flight testing of a high-power flying laser designed to operate as an anti-satellite weapon, the Tass news agency reported. Based on the Ilyushin Il-76MD transport plane the airborne laser laboratory aircraft flew for its first test mission in August 19, 1981. Two aircraft were modified and equipped for the tests that ceased following the collapse of the Soviet Union.

High-energy laser weapon burns through a running engine from a mile...

A 30-kilowatt electric fiber laser weapon system successfully disabled the engine of a pickup truck during a recent field test, demonstrating how such weapon grade lasers could be used to protect military forces and critical infrastructure.

Naval laser zaps surface, aerial target during operational demonstration in the...

The US Navy announced the successfully deployment of the laser weapon system (LaWS) aboard USS Ponce (AFSB[I] 15) that operated with other naval vessel in the Arabian Gulf. During the operational demonstrations that took place from September to November 2014 LaWS intercepted surface targets and unmanned aerial vehicles.

US Navy evaluates laser weapons to augment ground-based air defense counter-UAS...

The US Office of Naval Research (ONR) is evaluating the integration of laser weapons as an enhancement for the US Marine Corps’ existing low-altitude air-defense capability, which currently lacks reliable CounterUAS (C-UAS) and Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (CRAM) capabilities. An innovative radar system from RADA is providing surveillance, detection and target acquisition for the laser weapon system

10Kw laser demonstrates directed energy weapons’ role in force protection

Area Defense Anti-Munitions (ADAM) system is a high-power, solid-state laser system developed by Lockheed Martin as a near-term laser weapon system, designed to defeat...

Successful EXCALIBUR Test Brings DARPA Closer to Compact High Energy Lasers

DARPA successfully tested an optical phased array (OPA) combining 21 laser beams, as part of the Excalibur program. With each of the 21 array...

US Army Tests High Power Laser Weapon

The Army High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD) underwent multiple test events between Nov. 18 and Dec. 10, at White Sands Missile Range,...

Lockheed Martin Demonstrates High-Energy Laser C-RAM Application

The Lockheed Martin Area Defense Anti-munitions (ADAM) prototype laser weapon system successfully destroyed a rocket target from a range of 1.6 kilometers. The complete engagement - from target acquisition, tracking to illumination and destruction took approximately three seconds.

Rheinmetall Successfully Tests High-Energy Laser Weapon

Rheinmetall Defense has successfully combined a 1-kW and 10-kW laser weapons with advanced air defense system demonstrating the utilization of directed energy weapons in engaging a wide range of a number asymmetric threats. The demonstrator systems were tested at the Ochsenboden proving ground in Switzerland where they destroyed aerial target, floating targets an suspected IEDs.

MBDA Germany Demonstrates Laser weapon Technology for C-RAM Application

MBDA Germany successfully tested a 10kW laser illuminator designed for use with future Counter Rocket, Artillery, Mortar (C-RAM) laser weapon system.

Airborne Laser Demonstrates First Ballistic Missile Intercept

The Missile Defense Agency successfully achieved a major milestone in the missile defense program, demonstrating the airborne laser can effectively destroy ballistic missiles in...

Boeing Launches Free Electron Laser (FEL) Weapon Demonstrator to Protect Future...

The Boeing Company is developing a new megawatt scale laser weapon for the U.S. Navy. This power level is considered essential for ship...

The U.S. Army’s Tactical High-Energy Laser Weapon is Underway

Boeing Receves First Award for the development of a high energy, solid state laser weapon demonstrator The US Army has awarded Boeing $36 million phase...

Northrop Grumman, RADA Team to Offer a Tactical Rocket Shield

One month before the planned decision on Israel's Tactical Rocket Shield, Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) is improving the positioning of its Skyguard High Energy...
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