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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...
April 12, 2019 | Source: c4isrnet, www.c4isrnet.com, Kelsey D. Atherton, 9 April 2019
The Chicken-and-Egg Debate About New Threats in Space
The final frontier is contested space. Nations across the globe are at work developing tools and techniques to survive a conflict in the heavens, should it occur. With the United...
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...
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 12, 2019 | Source: Army Recognition
U.S. 704th Test Group Successfully Leads Directed Energy Experimentation Campaign
After the success of the first range experiment of the Directed Energy Experimentation Campaign at White Sands Missile Range, in October 2018, the 704th Test Group’s Directed...
January 28, 2019 | Source: Business Insider Australia, businessinsider.com.au, Ryan Pickrell, 6 December 2018
Russia Claims Laser Weapon Designed to Obliterate Targets Within Fractions of a Second Has Entered Combat Service
The Peresvet combat laser, a weapon Russian President Vladimir Putin boasted about earlier this year, has entered experimental combat service with the Russian armed forces. A new...