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February 25, 2019 | Source: http://www.thedrive.com, Joseph Trevithick, 31 October 2018
USMC Wants Truck-Mounted Plasma Weapon to Temporarily Blind, Deafen, and Even Yell At People
The U.S. Marine Corps is pushing ahead with research and development into laser-induced-plasma less-than-lethal weapons that can temporarily blind and deafen individuals, produce...
February 25, 2019 | Source: insidedefense.com, Sara Sirota, 12 February 2019
Air Force Looking for Research on Bioeffects of Directed-Energy Applications
The Air Force Research Laboratory is calling for industry insight into the bioeffects of directed-energy applications, according to a Feb. 12 request for information published on...
December 17, 2018 | Source: Breaking Defense, breakingdefense.com, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr., 16 October 2018
Army Boosts Investment in Lasers
The Army is investing more and more money in lasers to defeat incoming rockets and enemy drones. Across the Air & Missile Defense (AMD) portfolio, “we put over 50 percent of...
October 8, 2018 | Source: The Epoch Times, theepoctimes.com, 30 May 2018, Joshua Philipp
With Sonic Weapon Attack, China Demonstrates Experimental Program
An employee at the U.S. embassy in Guangzhou, China allegedly suffered mild traumatic brain injury after hearing a vague and abnormal sound, which was revealed in a May 23 health...
September 24, 2018 | Source: FedBizOpps.Gov, fbo.gov, 23 Feb 2018, Department of the Navy
NAVY Solicits Interest for High-Power Microwave (HPM) Vessel Stopping Prototype
The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) is interested in innovative HPM Source technologies and novel antenna concepts that could potentially enhance the...
July 30, 2018 | Source: Fortune Magazine, fortune.com, 5 July 2018, Henry Obering III
America Needs New Weapons
Today, high-energy laser and high-power microwave systems—or “ directed energy ” weapons, which use focused electromagnetic energy—have been shown to work and could combat a...
June 4, 2018 | Source: Naval Technology, naval-technology.com, 5 February 2018
GA-EMS to Develop High Energy Density Capacitors for US Navy's HPM Systems
The US Navy has awarded a new contract to General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) for the development of advanced, high energy density capacitors. The deal has been...
May 15, 2018 | Source: NBC News, nbcnews.com, 4 December 2017, Cynthia McFadden, et al.
Could Microwave Weapon Fry North Korean Missile Controls?
The U.S. has microwave weapons that proponents believe could stop North Korea from launching missiles by frying their electronics. The microwave weapons, known as CHAMP, for...
May 7, 2018 | Source: Defense One, defense.one, 24 April 2018, Patrick Tucker
Non-Lethal Weapons Technology to Stop Vehicle and Vessel Attacks
The van driver who killed 10 Toronto pedestrians on Monday showed that a terror technique that ISIS pioneered in Iraq and Syria in 2015 remains terrifyingly effective against...
April 14, 2018 | Source: Asia Times, atimes.com, 10 March 2017, Bill Gertz
Light Wars: Space-Based Lasers Among Beijing’s Hi-Tech Arms
Arsenal including electromagnetic railguns and microwave weapons aims to neutralize web of satellites that give US its main strategic edge. China’s military is developing powerful...