Lasers and Directed Energy
Army Closer to Arming Trucks with High-Energy Lasers
The U.S. Army is closer to mounting lasers on vehicles for protection against enemy rocket, artillery and mortar fire.
Air Force Aims for Laser Weapons on a Fighter Jet By 2021
The SHiELD seeks to equip supersonic warplanes with defensive lasers mounted in external pods.
US Complains After Chinese Lasers Injure 2 Air Force Pilots in Africa
The U.S. charged that China aimed laser beams at U.S. pilots in Djibouti.
Wright-Patterson Office Is Working to Arm Fighter Jets with Lasers
Facing increased competition from Russia and China, the Air Force is pushing to develop experimental technologies for combat.
Air Force Special Ops Short on Funding for AC-130 Gunship Laser
Sen. Martin Heinrich said at the current pace of testing, a laser weapon for the AC-130 would not be operational until 2030.
Navy Likely to Be First Service to Field Laser Weapons, Expert Says
If one service has made sufficient progress to use laser weapons in its arsenal in the next few years, it's the U.S. Navy.
Raytheon's Laser Dune Buggy Set to Fry Enemy Quadcopters
The funny-looking vehicle promises to give maneuver formations defense against drones.
'Drop It on Their Heads': StratCom's Launch-Phase Missile Defense Plan
The nation needs directed-energy weapons to take out enemy missiles on launch, the head of StratCom says.
Navy Buys Lasers to 'Dazzle' Drones, Take Out Small Boats
It's a "watershed moment" in the Navy's decades-long effort to develop laser weapons for surface warships.