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September 7, 2019 | Source: National Defense Magazine, nationaldefensemagazine.org, Yasmin Tadjdeh, 31 July 2019
Directorate Wants to Change View of Nonlethal Weapons
Modern warfare is often characterized by heavy firepower such as guns, tanks, and attack aircraft. But as the United States faces operations in the “gray zone” — actions that...
August 30, 2019 | Source: The Engineer, theengineer.co.uk, Stuart Nathan, 13 June 2019
Innolith Claims Energy Dense Battery Tech Breakthrough
As more systems look toward better electricity storage, a harmless, durable, and non-flammable battery could be the way forward, Stuart Nathan reports. We are living in an...
August 13, 2019 | Source: Fox News, Kris Osborn, 23 July 2019
Navy Improves Helicopter-Fired Laser Weapons to Counter Mines
The U.S. Navy is looking at ways to improve its now operational airborne laser system designed to track enemy mines from low-flying helicopters and expand the surface area from...
Survivability and Vulnerability
August 13, 2019 | Source: Washington Post, Aaron Gregg, 2 August 2019
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...
August 13, 2019 | Source: NY Post, Hannah Spark, 31 July 2019
"Talking Lasers" That Beam Messages to Our Ears in the Works: Pentagon
Hold on to your tinfoil hats because there’s certainly a conspiracy theory a-brewin’ here. The Pentagon has confirmed it’s testing lasers that can talk. Huh? Weapons researchers...
July 30, 2019 | Source: Military Times, Todd South, 20 July 2019
Pentagon Scientists Are Making Talking Plasma Laser Balls for Use as Non-Lethal Weapons
Instead of beaming a flashing light or shouting over a loudspeaker to keep people away from sensitive areas, new technology being developed could allow troops to fire a laser that...
July 16, 2019 | Source: Defense Maven, Kris Osborn, 8 July 2019
Navy Arms Destroyers With New High-Powered Laser - Changes War Tactics
(Washington, DC) If swarms of enemy small attack boats armed with guns and explosives approached a Navy ship, alongside missile-armed drones and helicopters closing into strike...
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...