Tag Archives: directed energy

Nigel Whitehead: BAE Sees Near-Future Fighter Aircraft Deployment of Directed Energy Weapons

Nigel Whitehead, BAE Systems chief technologist, has said he believes that directed energy weapons can be deployed aboard fighter aircraft in the not-too distant future, FlightGlobal reported Wednesday. Whitehead told reporters during his visit to Singapore that directed energy weapons should be able to beam energy precisely on one spot to …

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Advanced Optical Technologies May Use AFRL Instrumentation Under CRADA

The Air Force Research Laboratory’s directed energy directorate and Advanced Optical Technologies have signed a five-year agreement that will allow the latter to use AFRL instrumentation at its Sandia Science & Technology Park facility. AFRL said Sunday the cooperative research and development agreement will help transition and introduce AOT’s laser sensors …

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Raytheon Begins Turnover of Railgun Pulse Power Containers to Navy; Colin Whelan Comments

Raytheon has started to deliver the pulse power containers for the U.S. Navy‘s future railgun following the validation of power requirements for the next-generation directed energy weapon. The Navy will integrate the pulse power containers into its railgun test range to prepare for further development and testing under the program, Raytheon …

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Universal Technology to Advise US Air Force Research Directorates

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Universal Technology Corp. a $37.6 million contract to advise the military service on research and technology initiatives. Universal Technology will assist in the Air Force Research Laboratory space vehicles and directed energy directorates’ professional engineering and management work under the contract, the Defense Department said …

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