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Double-barrelled 50 kW laser weapon shoots down drones and mortar rounds

US Navy to deploy ship-mounted laser in 2014, blasts drones in the meantime (video)

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Lasers have been flaunted by the US Navy before, but now it's announced that 2014 will see the very first solid-state laser deployed aboard a ship, two years ahead of schedule. The USS Ponce, a vessel used as an amphibious transport dock stationed in the Persian Gulf, will get...
US Navy to deploy ship-mounted laser in 2014, blasts drones in the meantime (video)

DARPA Unveils Drone-Slaying War Laser

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A weapon that used to be the size of a passenger jet now fits on the back of a flatbed truck. (Shark mounting apparatus sold separately.) DARPA is unveiling a portable laser weapons system, HELLADS, which seems like something out of a sci-fi movie. The new laser application, created by...
DARPA Unveils Drone-Slaying War Laser

US navy laser cannon shoots down planes

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'Future of warfare' arrives in form of weapon that has destroyed drones in testing and will be fitted to active warshipThe US navy has used a powerful laser cannon to shoot down drone aircraft and will start deploying the weapon on its ships, saying it represents the future of warfare."The...
US navy laser cannon shoots down planes

U.S. Navy sees shipboard laser weapon coming soon

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It'll be a solid-state laser and it'll be on the USS Ponce, and it may well end up parked in the Persian Gulf. [Read more]...
U.S. Navy sees shipboard laser weapon coming soon

Watch the Navy Take Down a Drone With ... a Laser

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Last July, off the coast of San Diego, California, a laser weapon installed on the USS Dewey was about to bring an unmanned aerial vehicle right down from the sky, no ammunition necessary. The U.S. Navy now has a video of that exercise, eye-popping for the speed and seeming...
Watch the Navy Take Down a Drone With ... a Laser
Navy destroys drone with laser weapon ahead of 2014 deployment

These 20 Advanced Military Projects Will Change Your Life

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) gets a ton of funding to develop the science and technological future of the military. This is the agency responsible for GPS, the internet and stealth planes. They're the real deal.  We looked at their active projects to find the ones that might...
These 20 Advanced Military Projects Will Change Your Life

Cheap Drones Could Put UAV Technology In Terrorist Hands

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China working on affordable drone program, defense experts warn According to a report from the Project 2049 Institute (posted on TechCrunch.com), cheap military drones are on the horizon, which could spell trouble when in the hands of small terrorist cells. The Institute's report warns that China has started their...
Cheap Drones Could Put UAV Technology In Terrorist Hands

Boeing trucks ahead with 8-wheeling laser weapon

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The defense contractor is ready to mount a 100-kilowatt solid-state laser on a big Oshkosh HEMTT vehicle. Then comes the real test. [Read more]...
Boeing trucks ahead with 8-wheeling laser weapon

VIDEO: US Navy laser shoots down drones

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The US Navy says it plans to install a laser weapon on one of its ships, which can shoot down small aircraft such as drones....
VIDEO: US Navy laser shoots down drones

Northrop Grumman fires up latest laser weapon

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A prototype of the Firestrike system burns through a "representative cruise missile threat." The defense contractor sees a role for it on Navy ships. [Read more]...
Northrop Grumman fires up latest laser weapon

U.S. Navy uses laser to take down drone

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The Navy plans to put the first laser weapon on a ship, the Galaxy Note 8 rivals the iPad Mini, and Starbucks offers a new way to get iTunes freebies. [Read more]...
U.S. Navy uses laser to take down drone

Lockheed laser weapon hits its mark again

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In a series of tests, the prototype ADAM system destroys a number of targets that the defense contractor describes as "free-flying Qassam-like rockets." [Read more]...
Lockheed laser weapon hits its mark again

Drones? Pshaw. U.S. Navy Unveils Its Laser Weapon System

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That's LaWS to you and me. The U.S. Navy posted video footage of its LaWS, or Laser Weapon System in action on YouTube yesterday. The $30 million project, which uses a laser to destroy aircraft, disabled an airborne drone in a matter of seconds--the UAV caught fire just five...
Drones? Pshaw. U.S. Navy Unveils Its Laser Weapon System

Rheinmetall 50kW laser weapon aces latest test, pew-pews a 3-inch ballistic target

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In the "sure wish we had a video" category, aptly-monikered defense contractor Rheinmetall has run a highly successful test of its 50kW high-energy laser weapon. It works by hunting down incoming targets using a so-called Skyguard radar system, then locking in with an optical scanner before firing multiple, superimposed...
Rheinmetall 50kW laser weapon aces latest test, pew-pews a 3-inch ballistic target
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