Archiv: laser technology

01.02.2021 - 21:54 [ ]

Elon Musk now controls over a quarter of all active satellites as SpaceX prepares to launch 1,000th Starlink

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk now controls a quarter of all active satellites orbiting Earth after launching more than a dozen Starlink missions over the last two years.

A Falcon 9 rocket will deliver the latest batch of 60 Starlink satellites into orbit from Nasa’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida this week, weather permitting, taking the total number of Starlinks in orbit to over 1,000.

17.10.2019 - 05:19 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Führungskampf in der EU-Rüstungsindustrie

Heftige Auseinandersetzungen um die Führung bei milliardenschweren Rüstungsprojekten begleiten den heutigen deutsch-französischen Ministerrat in Toulouse. Streitobjekte sind der Bau eines gemeinsamen Kampfpanzers (Main Ground Combat System, MGCS) und eines gemeinsamen Kampfjets (Future Combat Air System, FCAS), die beide als künftige Standardwaffen für die Streitkräfte der EU-Mitgliedstaaten konzipiert sind. Allein der Markt für das MGCS wird auf bis zu 100 Milliarden Euro geschätzt.

06.05.2019 - 20:01 [ ]

2015-2023 World Military Laser Rangefinder Market Research Report by Product Type, End-User / Application and Regions / Countries

By Company
Elbit Systems
Lockheed Martin
Northrop Grumman
Thales Group
Safran Electronics & Defense
L3 Advanced Laser Systems Technology
FLIR Systems

06.05.2019 - 19:53 [ Israel Homeland Security ]

Navy to Equip Destroyers With High Powered Lasers

(14.04.2019) reports that the Navy intends to install a High Energy Laser and Integrated Optical-dazzler with Surveillance (HELIOS) weapon system aboard a West Coast Arleigh Burke-class Flight IIA destroyer by 2021. The new laser is intended to operate at 60 kilowatts, three times more powerful than the laser weapons system the Navy tested aboard the USS Ponce five years ago. The laser system is mainly intended to target small attack boats and unmanned aerial vehicles.

The HELIOS system is to be developed by Lockheed Martin.

06.05.2019 - 19:49 [ Robins Air Force Base ]

Air Force Research Laboratory completes successful shoot down of air-launched missiles

During the series of tests at the High Energy Laser System Test Facility at White Sands Missile Range, the Demonstrator Laser Weapon System (DLWS) (Figure 1), acting as a ground-based test surrogate for the SHiELD system, was able to engage and shoot down several air launched missiles in flight. The demonstration is an important step of the SHiELD system development, by validating laser effectiveness against the target missiles. The final SHiELD system, however, will be much smaller and lighter, as well as ruggedized for an airborne environment.

06.05.2019 - 19:44 [ ]

The US Air Force successfully tested a laser system to shoot down missiles

SHiELD also not the only laser technology that’s in testing by the US military — the US Army tested a system mounted on an AH-64 Apache attack helicopter last summer, and the US Navy is working with Lockheed Martin on its own systems to install on warships.