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January 28, 2019
Laser/Light-Emitting Diode (LED) Target Illuminator Technology
What technologies are available as a target illumination laser and LED for use on fixed wing aircraft? DSIAC received a request for information on nonvisible lasers,...
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...
July 2, 2018 | Source: Laser Focus World; laserfocusworld.com; 11 June 2017; Schreiber, T., Tunnerman, A. and Thoss, A.
Fiber Lasers: High-Power, Single-Mode Fiber Lasers Advance
If there is one obvious trend in laser technology, then it is the rise of fiber lasers. Fiber lasers took over market shares from high-power CO2 lasers, as well as from bulk solid...
May 14, 2018
State-of-Art Fiber Lasers to Support Ongoing Directed Energy (DE) Efforts
Who are the U.S. manufacturers of fiber-based high-power laser (HPL) systems? DSIAC staff provided a bibliography of seven U.S. manufacturers of fiber-based high-power...
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...
September 26, 2017 | Source: The Optical Society – Optics Express, Vol. 25, Issue 12, 2017, osapublishing.org
Nanoparticle Doping for High Power Fiber Lasers at Eye-Safer Wavelengths
Highlighted in this work are recent accomplishments in nanoparticle doping of high power fiber lasers operating at “eye-safer” wavelengths. Both erbium and holmium doped fiber...
September 11, 2017 | Source: Defense Systems, defensesystems.com, 19 June 2017, Katherine Owens
MDA High Altitude Long Endurance UAS Could Stop Enemy Ballistic Missiles in Boost Phase
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is seeking a new high altitude long endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicle with the unique capacity to carry a high energy laser system that can...
May 8, 2017 | Source: The National Interest, nationalinterest.org, 15 March 2017, James Hasik and Julian Platón
Why America's Military Lusts over Laser Weapons (And May Never Get Them)
Directed energy has been a fetching technological idea for decades, but as Sandra Irwin wrote in National Defense in July 2015, the technology seemingly “has perennially been on...
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