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A new Air Force weapon will wipe out drone swarms with the push of a button
"I’ve watched it in action and it’s really quite impressive."
The Navy just got its hands on a new frickin’ laser weapon to play with
🎶 We're on the highway to the laser zone 🎶
The Air Force has deployed its drone-killing microwave weapon to Africa
Behold the power of THOR!
The Air Force successfully tested a mobile laser weapon to protect convoys from enemy drones
The U.S. military's hypersonic bullets and robot dogs aren't the only innovative technologies to get a workout during a recent Air Force exercise
Here comes the Army’s first laser battalion
The Defense Department expects to stand up its first battalion of Stryker vehicles outfitted with high-powered laser weapons by some time next year, Army officials say
AFSOC to finally mount a laser weapon on an AC-130 gunship
After years of funding woes, Air Force Special Operations Command is on track to fire a high-powered laser weapon from an AC-130 gunship sometime in fiscal year 2022
The Navy’s $500 million effort to develop a futuristic railgun is going nowhere fast
After years of troubled development, the Navy's much-hyped electromagnetic railgun appears stuck in research limbo, according to budget documents reviewed by Task & Purpose
China reportedly wants to slap laser cannons on its fighter jets
The Chinese military is exploring a potential laser weapon system to mount on various aircraft to give them an extra edge in a dogfight
The Army is going all in on a high-powered laser weapon
After years of testing out a low-energy Stryker-mounted directed energy system, the Army is formally pushing for a combat-ready laser weapon to blast enemy drones and ordnance out of the sky in the next four years
The German navy is building a laser cannon
A German K-130 class corvette next year will receive a prototype high-energy laser weapons system, or HELWS, for a two-year demonstration
The Air Force has a new drone-killing microwave weapon named ‘Thor’
U.S. military bases across the globe may soon have a New Mexico-made, high-powered microwave weapon at their disposal to instantaneously down swarms of enemy drones
The Army says it will have hypersonic missiles and laser weapons ready for combat sooner than you think
The Army says it will be able to field combat vehicle-mounted lasers and hypersonic missiles within the next four years to prepare for combat against rivals like Russia or China that may employ enemy drones or their own hypersonic weapons
One lucky destroyer crew will officially be the first to rock the Navy’s newest laser weapon
The Pearl Harbor-based USS Preble will be the first destroyer to be equipped with a high-energy laser to counter surface craft and unmanned aerial systems, according to a published report, with the Navy planning to one day use the powerful light beams to defend against Chinese or Russian cruise missiles
The Navy’s electromagnetic railgun may finally see testing on a warship
After more than a decade of research and development and upwards of $500 million in funding, the Navy finally plans on testing its much-hyped electromagnetic railgun prototype on a surface warship in a major milestone for the beleaguered weapons system, Navy documents reveal
The Marine Corps Wants To Put Freakin’ Lasers On Vehicles For Crowd Control
The Marine Corps is on the hunt for a vehicle-mounted laser system that can produce “sustainable and controllable plasma at...
China Claims This ‘Laser AK-47’ Can Set You On Fire. That’s Probably Bullsh*t
China's ZKZM-500 “non-lethal” laser assault rifle, a handheld directed energy weapon billed as a “laser AK-47” that can purportedly ignite...
The Air Force’s Futuristic Laser Cannon May Never Get Off The Ground
Air Force Special Operations Command has been itching to add a frickin’ laser beam to the already-brimming arsenal of its...
The Navy’s Electromagnetic Railgun Is Both Alive And Dead
The Navy will continue to fund research and development efforts related to the service’s much-hyped electromagnetic railgun but will likely...
The Army Is Preparing To Field This Electromagnetic Rifle Against ISIS Drones
With the use of unmanned aerial vehicles by ISIS militants on the rise in Iraq and Syria, the Pentagon has...