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,
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
Indian Army successfully tested guided Pinaka rocket from launch complex—III of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) launch pad at Chandipur today. Defence sources were quoted as saying by PTI that the test was conducted at 12:45 pm and Pinaka rocket mark-II, equipped with navigation, guidance and control kit, was transformed into a “guided Pinaka"
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 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
Boeing has won $90 million contract from the US Air Force to develop laser pods. “The Boeing Co
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
MBDA Germany has carried out trials of new Laser Weapon System (LWS) demonstrator designed to test its beam guidance and tracking system in a sequence of simulated engagements of airborne targets. The trials were conducted at the Bundeswehr's military training ground at Putlos on the Baltic Sea from 4-14 October
Russia will equip its new project 23560 Lider (Leader) class nuclear-powered destroyers with advanced Grach visual optical interference stations that could "blind" enemy troops and optoelectronic devices, such as night vision equipment, binocular glasses and laser ranging devices with bright flares of light. The system was developed by the Integral plant which was part of the United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation, the Izvestia newspaper was quoted by
Raytheon has been awarded the US Navy contract worth $287 million for MK 15 Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) upgrades for the governments of Turkey and Australia. “Raytheon Co
Lockheed Martin has been awarded the US Navy contract worth $9 million for ship integration and test efforts of the AEGIS Weapon System (AWS) for USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) destroyer. “Lockheed Martin Corp
General Dynamics has won Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract worth $169 million to provide Hydra rockets to Colombia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, India, and Belgium. “General Dynamics – OTS Inc
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