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MBDA Debuts High Power Laser Effector

MBDA Deutschand unveiled a new laser effector for land and naval applications at the ILA 2016 airshow in Berlin. In the naval sector, laser effector systems could feature in both on board ship and port protection. Photo: MBDA

Rheinmetall Conducts Sea Trials of a Naval Laser Gun

Rheinmetall and the German Bundeswehr have successfully tested a high-energy laser effector installed on a German warship operating on the high seas. For the test Rheinmetall mounted a 10-kilowatt high-energy laser (HEL) effector on a MLG 27 light naval gun mounted on the ship.

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.

US Navy deploys a laser weapon to the Persian Gulf and...

The US Navy is operating high energy laser on the command ship leading the annual mine countermeasure exercise IMCMEX 2014. A revolutionary weapon system, the high power laser is designed to protect the vessel from attacks of Iranian fast boats.

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...

New Lightweight Target Designator for the US Army

BAE Systems has completed the U.S. Army’s Critical Design Review for its HAMMER precision targeting system, one of two candidates for the Army's the...

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,...

First Israeli Boeing 737 Flys C-MUSIC DIRCM Self-Protection System

Elbit Systems is presenting the newest member of the MUSIC Directional Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) systems at the 2013 Paris Airshow. Defense-Update reports. The new, compact...

50kW High Energy Laser Successfully Demonstrated in Switzerland

Rheinmetall's 30kw Laser Weapon
Rheinmetall has successfully tested a new 50kW high-energy weapon technology demonstrator.The test was conducted at the end of November, at the company’s Ochsenboden Proving Ground (EZO) in Switzerland. The test comprised three types of targets representing hardened targets, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and ballistic threats. and successful A steel ball representing a mortar round target, travelling at approximately 50 m/sec was also intercepted.

Arming the Fire Scout – U.S. to Arm the MQ-8B with...

Northrop Grumman Corporation has started work outfitting the U.S. Navy's MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter with the Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System (APKWS) laser-guided...

Laser Guided Bombs vs Geo-Targeted Weapons

Laser guided bombs are often more accurate than GPS guided weapons, typically achieving circular error points (CEP) of thee to one meters. On the down side, their employment requires complex coordination, restricting mission planning and maneuverability, considerably reducing mission success rate.

IAI Introduces DART 45, A Compact Laser Rangefinder/Designator

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has developed the DART 45, a lightweight and compact laser rangefinder/designator designed for small electro-optical systems and payloads used for Ground, Airborne and Naval applications.

Newcon Optik

A developer and manufacturer of night vision devices, laser rangefinders, Thermal Imagers, and image stabilizing equipment used by military, paramilitary, law enforcement, and counter-insurgency...

Laser JDAM Tested with 2,000 pound Mk-84 Warhead

Boeing completed the first pair of seven flight tests of the MK-84 Laser Joint Direct Attack Munition (Laser JDAM) this summer at Eglin Air...
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