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Lasers, Microwaves, Hypersonics & More: Army RCCTO

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


Innovators who put forward the most promising white papers will be invited to pitch their idea to officials representing not only the Army but the other services, the joint Combatant Commands, and independent organizations like the Missile Defense Agency.

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Army Moves Out On Lasers, Hypersonics: Lt. Gen. Thurgood

Posted by Colin Clark on


“You want to kill a swarm of things — whatever that thing is — lasers are not really a swarm-killing tool. They can kill things fast, but they can’t kill a swarm of things fast enough.”

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Lasers, Hypersonics, & AI: Mike Griffin’s Killer Combo

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


How will the US kill enemy hypersonic weapons in future war? The Pentagon’s research chief has some high-tech ideas.

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Raytheon Lasers, Microwaves Target Counter-Drone Market Worth Billions

Posted by Colin Clark on


Lasers burn a hole in the target; microwaves fry its electronics. Both types of weapons run off electricity, so the cost per shot is potentially pennies, and the ammunition doesn’t run out as long as there’s gas in the generator.

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CSIS On The Second Space Age: ‘Diverse, Disruptive, Disordered And Dangerous’

Posted by Colin Clark on


WASHINGTON: We knew space was congested, contested and all that. But the folks at CSIS have recast that to good effect in a report actually worth reading in detail. The Second Space Age (yes, they’ve come up with a catchy rubric!) is, they say, more diverse, disruptive, disordered, and dangerous than the first space age.” How… Keep reading →

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No Battle Royal At HASC Markup Over F-35A; Dems Fold Fast

Posted by Colin Clark on


UPDATE: GOP Buries Dems On F-35 Vote; Mudslinging Starts early CAPITOL HILL: One of the highlights of today’s House Armed Services Committee markup of the draft defense policy bill is sure to was expected to be a series of votes on whether to shift $588.5 million to the National Guard from the purchase of an additional six Lockheed… Keep reading →

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AFSOC Rebuilds Air Breathing Fleet Under New CO, Lt. Gen. Heithold

Posted by Richard Whittle on


Still in his first year as leader of Air Force Special Operations Command, Lt. Gen. Bradley Heithold has lots of plans, but they no longer include replacing AFSOC’s U-28A manned surveillance aircraft with MC-12W Liberty spy planes. “There was discussion about moving to the Liberty birds,” Heithold told an audience at the Air Force Association… Keep reading →

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New Air Force Missile Turns Out Lights With Raytheon Microwave Tech

Posted by David Axe on


The missile launched from the wing pylon of a B-52 heavy bomber and streaked over the desert of western Utah. At pre-set coordinates, a microwave emitter installed in the winged, jet-propelled cruise missile blasted a target building. But there was no big bang, no billowing clouds of dust and debris. Instead, the building was struck… Keep reading →

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