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Gen. James Dickinson

Army To Pick LTAMDS Winner By September

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


“This is a radar they’re going to buy for, I don’t know, 30 years?  So you want to make sure you’ve got new technology that can meet the threats of the future.”

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Army Seeks Small Satellites To Support Ground Troops

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


Such smallsat payloads, hosted on commercial satellites, are an important piece of the Army’s evolving concept of Multi-Domain Operations, which seeks to combine efforts on land, the sea, air, space, and cyberspace to defeat sophisticated adversaries such as Russia and China.

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It’s Raytheon Vs. Dynetics/Lockheed For Army’s 100 kW Laser

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Lockheed is as close to an incumbent as you get in the rapidly evolving world of high-energy fiber lasers. Raytheon, by contrast, only recently made a big play for laser weapons, but they can draw on their experience with lower-powered but exquisitely tuned laser sensors.

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Army Boosting Laser Weapons Power Tenfold

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


ARLINGTON: The Army is dialing up its lasers, from 5 to 10 kilowatt weapons that torched quadcopters in successful tests to 50 to 100 kW weapons that could kill helicopters and low-flying airplanes — and, possibly, blind cruise missiles as well. Given rising anxiety over Russia’s Hind gunships, Frogfoot fighters, and Kalibr missiles, the technology… Keep reading →

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