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August 13, 2018 | Source: The Strategy Bridge
The Dawn of Anti-Personnel Directed-Energy Weapons
Is it possible the maturation of one advanced technology can be such a disruptive innovation to the point where certain types of warfare begin to look different? [Laser] directed-...
June 18, 2018 | Source: Armada International, armadainternational.com, 12 February 2018, Gerrard Cowan
Up Close and Personal
Close-In Weapons Systems (CIWS) are effectively the ‘last line of defence’ for naval vessels. CIWS have evolved in recent years as the immediate threats to ships have grown more...
March 26, 2018 | Source: The Maritime Executive, maritime-executive.com, 19 January 2018
Microwave on Deck Could Down Drones
Defense contractor BAE Systems is developing a new microwave for naval clients, and it isn't for the galley. Its High Powered Microwave deck-mounted array is designed to target...
November 20, 2017 | Source: Army, army.mil, 23 October 2017, David Vergun
High-Energy Lasers to Pierce Fog, Dust, Provide ISR Data and Destroy Threats
A lot of people think that high-energy lasers, or HELs, can't penetrate fog, rain and dust, said Thomas Webber. That's just plain wrong. Webber, director of the Directed Energy...
July 31, 2017 | Source: NAVSEA Systems Command, NSWC Dahglren Division, navsea.navy.mil, 21 April 2017
Navy Uses WWII Era Test Tunnel to Develop High Energy Laser Weapons
The Navy’s top laser experts transformed a tunnel crucial to gun range operations during World War II into a vital new capability for testing laser technologies, Naval Surface...
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...
Survivability and Vulnerability
February 15, 2016 | Source: Ars Technica, arstechnica.com, February 2016, Sean Gallagher
DOD Backing Up Fighters with Networked "Arsenal Planes"
Converted older planes would carry firepower directed by F-35s and F-22s remotely. The US Air Force has a problem. While it bets its future on the stealth of the F-22 and F-35...