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2014-05-07 12:21:35

Prototype Successful in Tests with Both Sea-based and Airborne Targets SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In tests off the California coast, a Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] prototype laser system successfully disabled two boats at a range of approximately 1.6 kilometers (approximately 1 mile). These were the first tests of the Area Defense Anti-Munitions (ADAM) system against maritime targets. (See video at Lockheed Martin YouTube.) Lockheed Martin is developing the...

2014-04-24 12:21:14

BOTHELL, Wash., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a $25 million contract to design, build and test a 60-kilowatt electric laser to be integrated and tested in a truck-mounted weapon system demonstrator. The laser weapon is designed to significantly improve the warfighters' ability to counter rockets, artillery, mortars and unmanned aerial threats. Under a contract managed by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command's Technical Center, the...

US Navy Wants Laser Weapon System On Ships By 2014
2013-04-09 11:26:45

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online [ Watch the Video: Laser Weapon System On USS Dewey ] The US Navy believes the time to embrace the future is now as it looks to mount a weaponized laser on one of its ships. The laser weapon system, or LaWS, has been in testing for several years and now the pentagon believes it can effectively be used to bring down slow-flying drones and injure nearby ships. The Navy says it plans to have the laser installed by fiscal 2014,...

2010-10-27 11:41:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Founder and Chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA), www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org, has commented on the results of the recent airborne laser test bed missile test out at Point Mugu, California last week where the laser failed to switch on. Ellison is one of the foremost lay experts in the field of missile defense in the world. His comments include the following: "Last week, in the skies off Point Mugu,...

2010-10-22 06:00:00

The Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency (MDA) said on Thursday that a converted Boeing 747 equipped with a powerful laser failed its test of shooting down a mock enemy ballistic missile. An MDA spokesman said that preliminary indications are that the so-called Airborne Laser Test Bed tracked the target's exhaust plume but did not hand off to a second, "active tracking" system as a prelude to firing the high-powered chemical laser. "The transition didn't happen," he said. "Therefore, the...

2010-04-13 11:15:00

Renowned Engineer Brings First and Only NSF-supported Center to UH HOUSTON, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Increasing its cadre of laser mapping researchers, the University of Houston will expand its pioneering work in such areas as homeland security, disaster recovery, oil and gas exploration, wind farm site planning and environmental studies. The NSF National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) and the groundbreaking researcher leading it recently moved operations to the...

2010-02-22 11:48:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Chairman and Founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA), www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org, visited the Missile Defense Site of the Ground Based Interceptors stationed at Fort Greely, Alaska. Ellison is one of the top lay experts in missile defense in the world. His comments and observations are below: "Over the past few days, MDAA has been in Fort Greely, Alaska touring the Ground Based Midcourse Interceptor...

2010-02-12 13:20:00

The Missile Defense Agency demonstrated the potential use of directed energy to defend against ballistic missiles when the Airborne Laser Testbed (ALTB) successfully destroyed a boosting ballistic missile. The experiment, conducted at Point Mugu Naval Air Warfare Center-Weapons Division Sea Range off the central California coast, serves as a proof-of-concept demonstration for directed energy technology. The ALTB is a pathfinder for the nation's directed energy program and its potential...

2010-02-12 11:14:00

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today that the Beam Control/Fire Control system for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's Airborne Laser Testbed (ALTB) successfully aimed the High Energy Laser beam in an experiment Feb. 11, in which a boosting ballistic missile target was destroyed. In the lethal demonstration, the directed energy system aboard the modified Boeing 747-400F aircraft engaged and destroyed the threat-representative...

2010-02-12 10:24:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Chairman and Founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA), www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org released a statement today regarding the revolutionary airborne laser intercept test at Point Mugu, California last night. His comments and observations are the following. Ellison is one of the top lay experts in the field of missile defense in the world. "Late last night, the Airborne Laser (ABL) now called the Airborne Laser...

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