17 Mar '17, 9pm

The 60-kilowatt laser system is for the @USArmy Space and Missile Defense Command

The 60-kilowatt laser system is for the @USArmy Space and Missile Defense Command

Lockheed Martin said Thursday it has finished a 60-kilowatt laser system for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command and is preparing to hand it over to the Army for further testing. In initial tests, the company achieved 58 kilowatts of power but expects its laser to reach its full potential by the time of its delivery in the next few months. The laser is what the company calls a "combined fiber" laser beam, bringing together individual lasers to form a single, stronger beam. Lockheed has been testing it at an installation in Bothell, Wash., and plans to ship it to an Army installation in Huntsville, Ala., in the next few months. "We're really at the dawn of an era of the utility of laser weapons," said Robert Afzal, senior fellow for laser and sensor systems at Lockheed Martin. The Army's specialized military vehicles "can now carry something which is small enoug...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/us/army-to-test-lockheed-lase...

Tweets

US Army gets world record-setting 60-kW laser

defensenews.com 16 Mar '17, 1pm

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The U.S. Army is taking delivery of a 60 kilowatt-class laser from Lockheed Martin as the company wraps...

[email protected] team members focus on the future of ...

army.mil 18 Mar '17, 8pm

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command team members are laser...

S Koreans protest against US missile defence system

S Koreans protest against US missile defence sy...

channelnewsasia.com 18 Mar '17, 8am

SEONGJU, South Korea: Hundreds of South Koreans protested Saturday against the deployment of a US missile defence system, ...

IAF routinely attacks #Syria military targets

IAF routinely attacks #Syria military targets

army-technology.com 18 Mar '17, 5am

The S-400 Triumph (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) is an air defence missile system developed by Almaz Central Design ...

US Army to trial 60 kW laser for vehicle-mounte...

janes.com 15 Mar '17, 5pm

The US Army will soon experiment with using a 60 kW solid-state laser for air defence missions, according to Richard DeFat...

South Koreans protest against US #Thaad missile...

straitstimes.com 18 Mar '17, 8am

SEONGJU, South Korea (AFP) - Hundreds of South Koreans protested on Saturday (March 18) against the deployment of a US mis...

First Lockheed Martin laser weapon delivered to US Army, can disable a truck 1-mile away

First Lockheed Martin laser weapon delivered to...

techeblog.com 20 Mar '17, 12pm

Lockheed Martin's combined fiber laser uses multiple beams generated through fiber optics to focus a single, intense laser...

U.S. Army to Evaluate Counter-Drone Gun System

U.S. Army to Evaluate Counter-Drone Gun System

defense-update.com 14 Mar '17, 3pm

Using existing Army command and control systems, the operator can rapidly populate the common operational picture (COP), w...

The U.S. #Military Is About to Have a Weaponize...

theantimedia.org 21 Mar '17, 7pm

According to Lockheed, the laser will be most effective in protecting against incoming rockets and disabling drones. The c...

Inside China's High-Tech Space-Based Laser Arsenal

spacewar.com 13 Mar '17, 1pm

In an effort to counteract a network of US navigation, intelligence, and communication satellites capable of unmatched pre...

Army Warfighting Assessment Heads to Europe in ...

defensenews.com 15 Mar '17, 7pm

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Army’s now annual exercise that examines experimental and prototyping efforts to address complex en...

Q-53 scans for rockets, mortars and drones so that soldiers can focus on responding:

Q-53 scans for rockets, mortars and drones so t...

lockheedmartin.com 15 Mar '17, 1pm

The solid-state phased array AN/TP-Q-53 radar system, or, Q-53 , detects, classifies, tracks and determines the location o...

US Air Force Unveils Combat 'Laser Guns' On AC-130 Gunships

US Air Force Unveils Combat 'Laser Guns' On AC-...

zerohedge.com 06 Mar '17, 1pm

Just day after we highlighted "Silent Hunter" - China's new vehicle-slicing laser gun - it appears the US military is step...

Pakistan conducts anti-ship missile test

defensenews.com 16 Mar '17, 6pm

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan successfully test launched a land-based anti-ship missile on Thursday, but the did not reveal its ide...

Gray Eagle drone system to be permanently stati...

armytimes.com 13 Mar '17, 6pm

The Army, in coordination with the Air Force and Korean military officials, has begun the process to permanently station a...