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Australia Tests Laser Weapon Against UAV
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Australia Tests Laser Weapon Against UAV

Australia’s first directed energy weapon, Fractl, has destroyed a target UAV 500 m away in a hard-kill test.

AFRL Completes Flight Tests for Laser Beam Director
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AFRL Completes Flight Tests for Laser Beam Director

The AFRL completed a flight-test campaign for a new beam director concept with directed energy laser systems integrated onto Falcon 10 aircraft.

U.S. and Israeli Companies to Develop Joint Laser Weapon System
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U.S. and Israeli Companies to Develop Joint Laser Weapon System

Israel’s Iron Beam gets American partner Lockheed Martin as it joins forces with Rafael.

Second Tests of Dragonfire LDEW
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Second Tests of Dragonfire LDEW

UK works with MBDA, Leonardo, QinetiQ and Dstl on sovereign laser-directed energy weapon (LDEW) capability. The Kingdom tested LDEW for the second time.

Lockheed Martin Delivers Laser System LANCE to US Air Force
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Lockheed Martin Delivers Laser System LANCE to US Air Force

The United States Air Force has received a high-energy laser weapon that can be carried by aircraft in a podded form from Lockheed Martin. The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), which is in charge of developing and integrating new technologies in the realms of air, space, and cyberspace, puts the "Laser Advancements for Next-generation Compact Environments" (LANCE) to the test.

The US Navy shoot down a cruise missile with a new tech laser
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The US Navy shoot down a cruise missile with a new tech laser

The US Navy claims to have shot down a simulated cruise missile with an all-electric laser weapon for the first time.

U.S. Navy Conducts Surface-to-Surface Laser Tests
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U.S. Navy Conducts Surface-to-Surface Laser Tests

The U.S. Navy Central Command announced the demonstration of a high-voltage laser weapon system by the amphibious carrier USS Portland (LPD 27).

US Navy Ends Rail Gun Programme
Navy / Maritime Weapon / Missile

US Navy Ends Rail Gun Programme

The US Navy has ended the railgun project that fires projectiles at up to seven matches using electricity. The Navy’s plans to build an electromagnetic railgun.

French Navy’s Laser Weapon gets Prepared for 2022
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French Navy’s Laser Weapon gets Prepared for 2022

French Navy is preparing to test the HELMA-P laser weapon system in 2020. The system has passed the trials on the ground recently.

Pirireis Submarine Might be Delivered to the Navy in 2021
Navy / Maritime Weapon / Missile Unmanned Systems

Pirireis Submarine Might be Delivered to the Navy in 2021

Alper Köse, Head of the Naval Platforms Department at the SSB, provided information about the LHD programme.