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Laser Weapon Being Readied for Marine Vehicles

Laser Weapon Being Readied for Marine Vehicles

As the Navy prepares to deploy its first laser weapon on a ship later this summer, Office of Naval Research (ONR) officials announced June 11 that they have finished awarding contracts to develop a similar weapon to be used on […]


Army develops first-of-its kind phase-coherent fiber laser array system

Army develops first-of-its kind phase-coherent fiber laser array system

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s Computational and Information Science Directorate’s Intelligent Optics Team, and partners, recently developed, engineered, demonstrated and delivered the world’s first known working Adaptive Phase Coherent Fiber Laser Array system, which will better enable Soldiers’ directed energy […]


Lockheed to Develop Weapons Grade Fiber Laser for US Army

Lockheed to Develop Weapons Grade Fiber Laser for US Army

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 laser weapon is designed to significantly improve the […]


All Systems Go: Navy’s Laser Weapon Ready for Summer Deployment

All Systems Go: Navy’s Laser Weapon Ready for Summer Deployment

Navy engineers are making final adjustments to a laser weapon prototype that will be the first of its kind to deploy aboard a ship late this summer. The prototype, an improved version of the Laser Weapon System (LaWS), will be […]


Excalibur Prototype Extends Reach of High-Energy Lasers

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 power requirements (SWaP) of legacy laser systems limit their use on many military […]


Lockheed Martin Demonstrates Weapons Grade High Power Fiber Laser

Lockheed Martin Demonstrates Weapons Grade High Power Fiber Laser

Lockheed Martin has demonstrated a 30-kilowatt electric fiber laser, the highest power ever documented while retaining beam quality and electrical efficiency. The internally funded research and development program culminated in this demonstration, which was achieved by combining many fiber lasers […]


Northrop and Trex Enterprises to Introduce Celestial Navigation to Soldier Precision Targeting Laser Systems

Northrop and Trex Enterprises to Introduce Celestial Navigation to Soldier Precision Targeting Laser Systems

Northrop Grumman has announced an agreement to collaborate with Trex Enterprises Corporation to bring celestial navigation technology to the precision targeting capability provided to the U.S. military and allied forces. Trex Enterprises has developed and matured the core technology for […]


US military reveals laser can down drones, mortars

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. Installed in a dome-shaped turret atop a military vehicle, the high-energy laser hit […]


Army tests vehicle-mounted laser against multiple targets

Army tests vehicle-mounted laser against multiple targets

The Army used a vehicle-mounted high-energy laser for the first time to successfully engage more than 90 mortar rounds and several unmanned aerial vehicles in flight. The Army High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator, or HEL MD, underwent multiple test events […]


 
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