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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...
October 8, 2018 | Source: Defense One, defenseone.com, Patrick Tucker, 12 February 2018
Pentagon Requesting $66M For Laser Drones to Shoot Down North Korean Missiles
The Missile Defense Agency is rushing to put more solutions in the field and trying to put past failures behind them. One of the smaller line items in the Missile Defense Agency’s...
July 30, 2018 | Source: IEEE Spectrum, spectrum.ieee.org, 27 March 2018, Jeff Hecht
Fiber Lasers Mean Ray Guns Are Coming
The U.S. Navy’s most advanced laser weapon looks like a pricey amateur telescope. As it emerges from a chassis high on the USS Ponce to look out onto the daytime sky above the...
July 16, 2018 | Source: Military.com, military.com, 3 Jul 2018, Matthew Cox
Army Moving Closer to Arming Systems With High-Energy Lasers
The U.S. Army is getting closer to mounting lasers on vehicles for protection against incoming enemy rocket, artillery and mortar fire. The Army awarded Raytheon Company a...
11/04/2018 - 00:00 | Source: OSA
The 2018 OSA Laser Congress
The 2018 OSA Laser Congress will offer a comprehensive view of the latest technological advances in solid state lasers as well as the applications of laser technologies for...
April 23, 2018 | Source: Signal, afcea.org, 1 January 2018, Kimberly Underwood
Warships Set to Make Waves With Powerful Lasers
The U.S. Navy is accelerating efforts to place the weapon systems on guided missile destroyers. The U.S. Navy has identified laser weapons as an urgent capability need, and after...
March 26, 2018 | Source: Phys Org, phys.org, 24 January 2018, Toyohashi University of Technology
Scientists Achieve High Power with New Smaller Laser
The first high-powered, randomly polarized laser beam with a 'Q-switched' laser. An international team of scientists has produced the first high-powered, randomly polarized laser...
December 18, 2017 | Source: Congressional Research Service, fas.org, 30 November 2017
Navy Lasers, Railgun, and Hypervelocity Projectile: Background and Issues for Congress
Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report R44175, Navy Lasers, Railgun, and Hypervelocity Projectile: Background and Issues for Congress The Navy is currently developing three...
May 8, 2017 | Source: Newsweek, newsweek.com, 12 Mar 2017, Arvind Dilawar
Virtual Warfare: U.S. Navy Tests Technologies in 3D Aboard the USS Dahlgren
Late last August, just 50 miles south of Washington, D.C., a series of explosions rocked the normally placid Potomac River. The blasts came from artillery belonging to the USS...
Survivability and Vulnerability
May 18, 2015 | Source: Breaking Defense
Laser Fighters: 100 kW Weapons By 2022
Star Wars fans, calm down. The US Air Force wants to fire a 100-plus-kilowatt laser from a small plane. And not just any airplane, Air Force Research Laboratory officials. The...