laser weapon


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laser weapon

A weapon that uses a high-power laser beam rather than a missile to destroy a target. Also called a "directed energy weapon."
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The HELIOS program is the first of its kind, and brings together laser weapon, long-range ISR and counter-UAS capabilities, dramatically increasing the situational awareness and layered defense options available to the U.
amp;nbsp;Rob Afzal, senior fellow of laser weapon systems at Lockheed Martin said, "Lockheed Martin continues to rapidly advance laser weapon systems and the technologies that make them possible.
Chang: "the navy has been the most aggressive of all military arms in the US to develop the laser weapon, followed closely by the US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), primarily because (on aircraft) there are less issues regarding space and cooling.
Could it be converted to research, test, develop and evaluate a new generation of laser weapon systems for integration aboard warships?
Officials recently said the command is on track to equip the aircraft with a laser weapon by the end of the decade.
3,946,233 for a laser weapon purported to have 10 MW of power.
This test represents the next step to providing lightweight and rugged laser weapon systems for military aircraft, helicopters, ships and trucks.
This successful demonstration marked a significant milestone on the path to deploying a mission-relevant laser weapon system for a wide range of air, land and sea military platforms.
Navy reportedly will deploy a drone-killing laser weapon system on one of its ships.
The Laser Weapon System (LaWS), which will be used to protect vessels from drones and other small aircraft, will be deployed this summer with the USS Ponce.
Under conditions where there is no smog, a laser weapon can fire [at a range of] 10 kilometres.
The successful demonstration marks a significant milestone on the path to deploying a mission-relevant laser weapon system for a wide range of air, land and sea military platforms.

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