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US Army buying 8 more laser M-SHORAD Strykers after combat shoot...

The US Army has announced plans to buy an additional eight Directed Energy Mobile Short-Range Air Defense (DE M-SHORAD) vehicle prototypes through...

General Atomics, Boeing secure US Army deal for 300kW laser prototype

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) and Boeing say they have secured a US Army contract to develop a 300kW-class solid state distributed...

UK MoD to test laser weapons on frigates, armored vehicles

Teams led by Raytheon and Thales received contracts worth around £72.5M to demonstrate laser weapons on a Type 23 frigate and a Wolfhound armored vehicle.

Destroyer boasting new dazzler laser joins US Navy’s Japan-based fleet

The first US Navy guided-missile destroyer to receive a new laser weapon system has joined the service's Japan-based 7th Fleet in Yokosuka.
Laser weapon pod undergoing wind tunnel testing

US Air Force begins wind tunnel tests for laser weapon pods

The US Air Force is also working on a subscale model of an F-15 aircraft that would have the ability to support laser pod tests.
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...
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