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AFRL engineer leaves a legacy called HADES

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE: The Air Force Research Laboratory has developed a unique directed energy weapon demonstrator called the High-power Adaptive Directed Energy System,...

#Israel hails ‘breakthrough’ towards laser air defence system

Jerusalem: The Israeli defence ministry has hailed a "breakthrough" in the development of cheaper laser-based air defences, as tensions soar in the region after...

China’s air force seeks aircraft-mounted laser weapon

The People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) likely wants to mount a laser weapon on its aircraft in the next few years, judging from...

Lockheed to Develop Compact Airborne High Energy Laser

The Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) awarded Lockheed Martin a $26.3 million for the design, development and production of a high-power fiber laser. AFRL...

With no bullets, Mobile High-Energy Laser shoots drones from sky

A Stryker combat vehicle equipped with a 5kW laser and an array of sensors spent several minutes scanning the horizon for a wayward "enemy"...

US Army demonstrates integration of laser weapon on combat vehicle

U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command team members are laser focused on the future of high energy lasers. Members of the...

USAF Experts Say Lasers Can Increase Survivability

Directed energy weapons have been on the Air Force’s horizon for decades. Defined as a device such as a high energy laser or a high...

US Navy Plans to Equip Next-Generation Aircraft Carriers With Laser Weapons

US Navy officials are pinning their hopes on laser and directed-energy weapons, claiming that lasers would even replace some existing missile systems, providing...

Historic Leap: Navy Shipboard Laser Operates In Persian Gulf

ARLINGTON, Va: Officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced today the laser weapon system (LaWS) - a cutting-edge weapon that brings significant...
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China Develops Anti-Drone Laser

China has successfully tested a homemade laser defense system specially targeting small-scale drones flying at low attitude. The machine is able to shoot down various...