Saab Launches Laser Warning System for Land and Naval Applications In US

January 16, 2019 @ 07:29 AM

Saab on Wednesday announced the launch of its laser warning system portfolio for the specific needs and requirements of the U.S

USAF Awards $98 Million Worth Aircrew Laser Eye Protection Contract

September 29, 2018 @ 08:02 AM

The US Air Force has awarded a $98 million worth contract to two local firms: Gentex Corp. and Teledyne Scientific & Imaging LLC, for aircrew protection against lasers, the Department of defense announced Friday

US Marines Deploy Drone-killing Machines

June 5, 2018 @ 12:07 PM

The US Marines are using a new system to detect, identify, track and defeat hostile unmanned aerial vehicles,

China Displays Tactical Laser Weapon

May 30, 2018 @ 11:57 AM

China has displayed a tactical laser weapon which can jam the electronics of low altitude targets such as drones and helicopters. Showcased at the KADEX 2018 show in Kazakhstan last week, the laser weapon, can intercept low-altitude, slow-speed aerial targets including drones

India's PEL, French Nexter in Artillery Propulsion Systems JV

April 14, 2018 @ 01:39 PM

The Indian company PEL, active in the field of explosives and solid propellants, and the French defense company Nexter, specialized in land systems and ammunition have decided to tie-up for manufacturing Bi-Modular Charge Systems (BMCS) in order to respond to the needs of the Indian Ministry of Defense. The partners decided...

USAF Issues RFI For Research On Military Application Of Directed Energy Technology

September 27, 2017 @ 03:30 PM

The US Air Force Strategic Development Planning & Experimentation Office has issued a request for information for research on a directed energy technology to counter hostile unmanned aircraft systems. The Air Force is seeking information regarding the industry capability to provide a directed energy weapons system to counter-UAS operation

Faulty Indian Ammunition Caused Army M777 Gun Explosion

September 25, 2017 @ 10:50 AM

An explosion of Indian Armys new long-range ultra-light (ULH) howitzer M-777 earlier this month was due to faulty ammunition, according to a preliminary investigation. The barrel of the US-manufactured gun had exploded when it was firing ammunition on September 2 in Pokhran

US Army To Test 60 kW Laser For Vehicle-Mounted Air Defence

March 16, 2017 @ 12:03 PM

The US Army will soon experiment using a 60 kW laser for air defence missions as part of its plan to integrate it on its High Energy Laser Mobile Test Truck (HELMTT). In April the army expects to receive new laser to integrate on its HELMTT, formerly known as the High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator,

USAF C-130 Gunships Laser Test Likely This Year

March 3, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) plans to test laser weapons on its AC-130 gunships within a year. The laser beams would be a defence against incoming missiles or enemy jets

Dragonfire Consortium To Develop Laser Weapon For UK MoD

January 5, 2017 @ 01:52 PM

The UK Ministry of Defense has awarded 30 million pounds (around $36 million) contract to produce prototype laser weapon in order to make first laser weapons by the mid-2020s. The agreement has been finalized with a consortium of European defense firms, known as UK Dragonfire and consisting of MBDA, Qinetiq, Leonardo-Finmeccanica GKN, Arke, BAE Systems and Marshall ADG,

Elbit Systems Wins Laser Designators Contract To Supply To Asia-Pacific Countries

January 3, 2017 @ 02:08 PM

Elbit Systems has won a $35 million worth two contracts from Rafael Advanced Defense Systems for the supply of airborne laser designators to two countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The contracts will be performed over a three-year period and systems will be supplied by Rafael Elbit Systems, the Israeli firm announced today

Finmeccanica's Man-Portable Laser Target Designator A Favorite of Spl Forces, Claims Company

December 7, 2016 @ 05:52 PM

Over 250 units of Leonardo Finmeccanica's Man-portable Laser Target Designator (LTD) have been procured over the last two years, following a surge in orders for the product. 10 customers in the US and Europe have now procured the high-energy, man-portable laser systems, the company announced today