Tag Archives: laser

Lasers, High-Power Microwaves Could Help Counter Hostile Drones; Raytheon’s Todd Probert Quoted

Military commanders and civilian air traffic controllers need new technology platforms to help detect and counter rogue drones flying over sports stadiums, airports and military installations. “This is very fast-moving from a technology standpoint,” Todd Probert, vice president of mission support and modernization at Raytheon's intelligence, information and services business, said of drones.

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Booz Allen’s Henry “Trey” Obering: DoD Should Accelerate Directed Energy Weapons Development

Henry “Trey” Obering, an executive vice president and directed energy lead at Booz Allen Hamilton, has outlined several measures the Department of Defense should do to expedite the development of lasers and directed energy weapons to achieve military advantage against emerging threats. Obering wrote in a Defense One article published Wednesday that DoD should increase spending on directed energy weapons to up to $3B per year to improve laser power and beam quality as well as reduce the size, weight, power and cost requirements of such weapons.

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Raytheon’s Thomas Kennedy: Space-Based Sensor Layer Needed to Counter Advanced Missile Threats

Thomas Kennedy, chairman and CEO of Raytheon, has said the U.S. needs a space-based sensor layer that could help detect, track and counter ballistic missile threats. “To have a space-sensor layer, to be able to pick up this advanced threat … that’s an absolute must for us to get on board and develop that technology,” Kennedy said during a panel at the Reagan National Defense Forum.

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Frost & Sullivan: DoD’s FY 2018 Budget Plan Reflects Increase in Operations & Maintenance, R&D Accounts

A Frost & Sullivan report has found the Defense Department‘s budget request for fiscal year 2018 represents a 9 percent rise, or approximately $52 billion, over the FY 2017 budget plan with significant increases in operations and maintenance as well as research, development, testing and evaluation accounts. The market research firm said Wednesday it …

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Boeing’s John Parker: USAF, Marine Corps Eye Sonic Waves, Laser Weapons for V-22 Fleet

John Parker, manager of tiltrotor business development at Boeing, has said the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Air Force might consider upgrading their fleet of Bell Boeing-built V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft with new weapons such as lasers and sonic waves, DoD Buzz reported Thursday. Oriana Pawlyk writes Parker told reporters Tuesday that officials …

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