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German Sachsen Frigate to Test a New Naval Laser Weapon

The new laser will be deployed for a trial phase onboard the Germany Navy frigate Sachsen. The laser demonstrator consists of twelve nearly identical 2kW fiber laser modules with close to diffraction-limited beam quality. Employing spectral coupling technology, the laser peaks 20 KW of power, the technology has growth potential in the 100kW performance class.

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.

US Navy to test powerful, mobile laser weapon against drones

A compact yet powerful laser weapon developed by Raytheon will soon be integrated on a HMMWV, to demonstrate its ability to defeat enemy drones, as part of the enhancement of current US Marine Corps ground-based air-defense capabilities.

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...

Lockheed Martin Demonstrates Hi-Power Electric Fiber-Laser

Lockheed Martin has demonstrated the feasibility of generating 30-kilowatt electric fiber laser, the highest power ever documented while retaining beam quality and electrical efficiency....

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.

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.

Update: MATRIX Tactical Laser Weapon Demonstrates Counter-Swarm Techniques

Following a U.S. Navy award in March, to build a tactical laser system for naval applications, BAE Systems and Boeing have teamed to develop...

Northrop Grumman Introduces a new Weaponized Solid-State Laser

The new Firestrike 15kW laser source can be employed as stand-alone system or be stacked into high power directed energy weapon systems Northrop Grumman Corporation...

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...

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