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June 4, 2019 | Source: C4ISR Net, Kelsey Atherton, 21 May 2019
Are Non-Lethal Laser Drones the New Stun Guns?
With a less-lethal weapon, there is always the risk that it might be bested by more-lethal means. Escalation and immediate response needs can lead to a shoot-first mentality, with...
May 21, 2019 | Source: Aerospace Testing, Ben Sampson, 8 May 2019
U.S. Air Force Successfully Tests Anti-Missile Laser Defence System
The U.S. Air Force has successfully tested a laser weapon system capable of shooting multiple missiles while they are in flight. The ground-based laser weapon system, a prototype...
May 7, 2019 | Source: The National Interest, Kris Osborn, 29 April 2019
The U.S. Air Force Has Revealed a New Program to Build Laser Weapons and Much More
Aggressive pursuit of hypersonics, lasers, networked cruise missiles, artificial intelligence, smart bombs, and cyberwar inform the conceptual and technical basis for the Air...
May 1, 2019 | Source: The Drive, Joseph Trevithick, 19 March 2019
Pentagon Aims to Loft Particle Beam Anti-Missile Weapon Into Space in Four Years
After three decades, the Pentagon is betting big on their belief that a dream of the Star Wars initiative may now be closer to a practical concept. The Missile Defense Agency has...
April 23, 2019 | Source: Naval Technology, Talal Husseini, 1 April 2019
HEL on High Water: The Top Navy Laser Weapon Systems
The concept of using high-energy and directed lasers for naval military applications is gathering pace among the world’s superpowers. What navy laser weapon systems are currently...
April 23, 2019 | Source: Business Insider, Jared Keller, 16 October 2018
The U.S. Marines Want to Mount Powerful Lasers on Vehicles That Can Stun or Attack Out-of-Control Crowds
The Marine Corps is on the hunt for a vehicle-mounted laser system that can produce "sustainable and controllable plasma at range" for the purposes of crowd control, according to...
April 22, 2019 | Source: Breaking Defense, breakingdefense.com, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr., 25 March 2019
Lasers: Beyond The Power Problem
WASHINGTON: Integration of lasers on ships and other weapons is the biggest challenge today— not power. Officers and officials say there are lots of devilish details to deal with...
March 26, 2019 | Source: www.nationaldefensemagazine.org, National Defense, Zachary Kronisch, 12 March 2019
Nonlethal Weapons Offer Victory, De-Escalation
In 1995, U.S. troops protected United Nations forces withdrawing from Somalia by using nonlethal weapons to both subdue hostiles and prevent conflict escalation. In doing so, they...
March 26, 2019 | Source: The National Interest, nationalinterest.org, Michael Peck, 19 March 2019
Fantastic 5: These 5 Reasons Prove Nothing Can Stop the U.S. Army
These were once the stuff of science fiction. But the fact that the U.S. Army has a program called Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle attests to the rise of the machine. The Army...
March 26, 2019 | Source: www.popularmechanics.com, Popular Mechanics, Kyle Mizokami, 18 March 2019
The Pentagon Wants to Test a Space-Based "Particle Beam" by 2023
The U.S. Department of Defense wants to test a directed energy weapon in space, one that it hopes will someday destroy ballistic missiles moments after launch. The weapon, a so-...