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Air Force to Deploy Ground-Based Lasers in First Field Test of “Directed Energy” Weapon

The Air Force announced Friday it will soon deploy two ground-based laser weapons to an undisclosed location to test how they can be used against small drones, the Service’s first “operational field test” of an experimental “directed energy” weapon. On Friday afternoon, the Air Force announced a $23 million sole-source contract for two of Raytheon’s

New Navy Multi-Function Ship-Fired Laser Attacks Drones, Conducts ISR

Lockheed”s HELIOS Ship-Fired Laser to Give Navy Advanced Multi-Function Laser Weapon for DDG 51 Destroyers. The Navy and Lockheed Martin are taking a substantial leap forward with ship-based high-powered laser weapons designed to incinerate enemy drones and also perform ISR missions tracking targets such as incoming enemy cruise missiles, aircraft or ships. Lockheed’s High Energy

USSOCOM S&T Directorate: Technology Development Working Groups (TDWG) 2018 Virtual Symposium

The US Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM’s) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate has launched a virtual symposium to support industry efforts to identify and enable disruptive technologies providing an ‘asymmetric advantage’ for special operations forces. Published on 23 April 2018 ahead of the annual Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa, Florida, the virtual symposium