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Navy Pursuing Upgraded Railgun, Higher-Power Laser Gun By 2020

July 30, 2015 • In the News • Original: USNI News

The Navy is pursuing a multi-pronged approach to fielding energy weapons by the end of the decade, with the hopes of upgrading its 30 kilowatt laser gun to 100 kw…

US Special Forces pursuing AC-130-based ‘active denial system’

July 29, 2015 • In the News • Original: Flight Global

US Air Force Special Operations Command’s plan to mount an airborne laser and active denial system onto its new AC-130J Ghostrider gunship is maturing and has the strong support of…

Use of plane-mounted lasers could take a while, lawmaker says

July 29, 2015 • In the News • Original: Air Force Times

Despite advancements in technology, there might not be political will to start equipping Air Force planes with lasers, according to Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., co-chair of the Congressional Directed Energy…

Laser Weapons: Technology Evolves but Politically a Tough Sell

July 29, 2015 • In the News • Original: National Defense Magazine

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus promised to unveil a new “roadmap” this fall for how the military will acquire and employ electric lasers, microwave and other directed energy weapons. Touting the…

John McCain expects defense budget by week’s end

July 16, 2015 • In the News • Original: The Washington Times

Sen. John McCain said Wednesday that he expects negotiators to reach an agreement this week on the annual defense policy bill, though a presidential veto still threatens to derail the…