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Israeli airborne laser weapon system

Israel tests airborne laser system for anti-air defense

The airborne, high-power laser system neutralized several drones at ranges of over 1 kilometer during the first phase of the program.
THOR counter UAS system

Here’s how US Air Force’s THOR destroys drone swarms, in theory

The US Air Force developed the THOR directed energy weapon system to counter the increasing threat posed by enemy drones and other airborne threats.

US Army photonics research could improve lasers, communications

Researchers have been able to build two-dimensional arrays of closely packed micro-lasers that can collectively achieve higher power densities.
Leaders from the Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office enter the portable control center of Air Force Research Laboratory’s Tactical High Power Operational Responder, or THOR, to view the system’s drone-killing capabilities, Feb. 11, 2021 at Kirtland Air Force Base.

US Army joins Air Force’s THOR laser UAS fryer program

The US Army has made an investment in the US Air Force's Tactical High Power Operational Responder (THOR) system in a bid...

Lockheed delivers first HELIOS 60-kW laser to US Navy

Lockheed Martin has delivered the first High Energy Laser with Integrated Optical-dazzler and Surveillance (HELIOS) laser weapon system for integration onto an...

US Army ready for “combat-test” of 50 kW lasers mounted on...

The US Army is preparing to test a new 50 kilowatt (kW)-class laser mounted on Stryker vehicles as it works to address...

Rheinmetall to trial laser demonstrator aboard German air-defense frigate

German defense technology company will be testing a new laser weapon system onboard a Sachsen-class air-defense frigate over the next year.
Helma-p counter-UAS graphic

France starts counter-UAS laser system testing with CILAS

The French defense ministry's innovation agency (AID) has started a series of trials of the HELMA-P counter-UAS laser system in cooperation with...

GA-EMS, Boeing joining forces to develop 250 kW-class laser

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) and Boeing announced on Tuesday they would team up to develop a 100 kW-class scalable to 250...

Video: US amphibious ship destroys UAV in laser demonstrator test in...

The laser's operational employment on a Pacific Fleet ship is the first system-level implementation of a high-energy class solid-state laser.
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