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High-Energy Lasers to Pierce Fog, Dust, Provide ISR Data and Destroy Threats

A lot of people think that high-energy lasers, or HELs, can”t penetrate fog, rain and dust, said Thomas Webber. That”s just plain wrong. Webber, director of the Directed Energy Division”s Technical Center, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, spoke at the Association of the United States Army”s Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 9. The

JIDO Seeks Nontraditional Partners for Defeating Roadside Bombs, Enemy Drones

The Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization, also known as JIDO, is looking far and wide to find better ways of thwarting enemy unmanned aerial systems and other improvised weapons, its director said Oct. 17. Militant groups such as ISIS have employed numerous types of improvised explosive devices to attack U.S. troops and allied forces. They include

Army Demos Combat Vehicle/Laser Weapon Integration at UAS Hard-Kill Challenge

Members of the USASMDC/ARSTRAT Technical Center”s Air and Missile Defense Directorate participated in the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization, or JIDO, UAS Hard-Kill Challenge at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, from Feb. 27 to March 3. During the challenge, the Mobile Expeditionary High Energy Laser 2.0, or MEHEL 2.0, demonstrated its counter-unmanned aircraft system, or