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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.
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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.

Dynetics helping the US Army develop a 300kW laser

Defense technology company Dynetics is working with the US Army on developing a directed energy weapon that will have its power increased...

Norway launches laser weapons study

The Norwegian defense ministry has announced the launch of a new research program that will aim to determine what kind of impact...

US Navy breaks ground on first dedicated laser weapon testing facility

The construction will cost an estimated $23 million.
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US Air Force deploys high-energy lasers for first overseas test

The Air Force will be evaluating Raytheon's High Energy Laser (HELWS) and High Power Microwave (PHASER), and the AFRL THOR drone killer.

US Navy’s HELIOS laser passes critical design review ahead of installation

HELIOS is being developed under a $150 million contract awarded to Lockheed Martin in 2018.

Lockheed to develop laser mission module for US Navy littoral combat...

Lockheed received a total of $22.4 million to integrate, and subsequently test the system while the designated vessel is underway at sea.
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