Laser Weapons

Hyperstealth Quantum Stealth: Light-Bending, multi-spectral “Invisibility Cloaking” Adaptive Camo (Camouflage) Goes Very Public, and Mainstream! (Videos!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com October 23, 2019 DefenseReview (DR) readers may (or may not) remember our exclusive interview with Guy Cramer about Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp.’s Quantum Stealth light-bending multi-spectral “invisibility cloaking” (i.e., visual cloaking/stealth) adaptive camo (camouflage) technology way back in May, 2011. Well, Quantum Stealth has just gone very public and viral thanks to a …

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SIG SAUER SL MAG .338 Norma Magnum (NM) Lightweight Belt-Fed Machine Gun with Recoil Attenuation/Mitigation System and Lase-and-Engage Technology Electro-Optical Combat Optic/Laser Sight! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 28, 2019 Alright, DefenseReview’s back. Sorry for the delay in getting fresh articles up, but DR’s been on travel, and doing some moving. Now that we’re back, we’re devoting our first new piece to the SIG SAUER SL MAG .338 NM (Norma Magnum) lightweight belt-fed machine gun, since it’s definitely one …

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Chinese ZKZM-500 Laser Rifle: Scary Skin Carbononizer, or Pure People’s Propaganda Power Play and Posturing?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Images Credit: South China Morning Post (SCMP) July 03, 2018 Well, isn’t this a nice little gift a couple days before the 4th of July. A Chinese company called ZKZM, a “fiber laser company”, has reportedly designed and developed a laser rifle called the ZKZM-500 that can supposedly “instantly carbonize” one’s skin …

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Lockheed Martin Laser Advancements for the Next-generation Compact Environments (LANCE) Air-to-Air/Air-to-Ground Fiber-Optic Laser Weapon System for Supersonic Fighter Jet Aircraft: 60-Kilowatt+ Aero-adaptive Aero-optic Beam Control (ABC) Laser Weapon Turret by 2021?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Lockheed Martin November 8, 2017 DefenseReview (DR) has been discussing air-to-air laser weapons for fighter jet aircraft since late 2013, when the US Air Force put out a solicitation for “Lasers Systems for Future Air Dominance Platforms”. Well, according to a recent Daily Mail article it would appear that the …

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Will the Russian Air Force Beat the US Air Force to the Punch with 6th-Gen Jet Fighter Aircraft-Mounted Laser Weapons, Radio-Photonic Radar (‘Radio Vision’), Microwave Weapons and Guided Electronic Munitions? Let’s Hope Not.

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 31, 2017 DefenseReview (DR) has been writing about aircraft-mounted laser weapons technology for years, now, including the very interesting Lockheed Martin Aero-adaptive Aero-optic Beam Control (ABC) laser weapon turret for supersonic jet fighter aircraft, specifically, and offensive and defensive laser weapons for jet fighter aircraft, in general, which the US Air …

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Boeing AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter-Mounted Raytheon High Energy Laser (HEL) Weapon Successfully Tested at White Sands Missile Range!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo Credit: Raytheon Company June 26, 2017 Last updated on 6/27/17. DefenseReview (DR) recently published a piece on the new Lockheed Martin 60kW (Kilowatt) fiber optic laser weapon, which is pretty interesting. However, as it turns out, SOCOM (USSOCOM) just tested a Raytheon HEL (High Energy Laser) on board a Boeing Apache …

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Lockheed Martin 60-kilowatt (kW) Fiber-Optic Airborne Laser Weapon being Tested within 18 Months for Future Warfare Applications!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 20, 2017 Here at DefenseReview (DR), we’re big fans of military-grade laser weapons that can be used to shoot vehicles and enemy soldiers from the air (and aircraft from the ground and sea, and have been for some time, now. So, we’re always happy to read about US military laser weapons’ …

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Russian Yu-71 Hypersonic Attack Aircraft (HAA)/’Nuke Glider’ and Yu-74 Ultra-Maneuverable Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (HGV) Nuclear Attack Threats: Can We Defend Against Them?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image Credit: Sputnik News June 18, 2016 DefenseReview (DR) has been following both U.S. and Chinese hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) technology for awhile now, so the new Russian Yu-71 Hypersonic Attack Aircraft (HAA)/”nuclear glider” (or, “nuke glider”) and Yu-74 ultra-maneuverable HGV don’t exactly come as a surprise to us. They’re expected, particularly …

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Northrop Grumman NG Air Dominance (NGAD) Low-Observable/Stealth Multirole and Potentially-Supersonic ‘Superjet’ Jet Fighter Aircraft Prototype Armed with Laser Weapons/Cannon!: Hittin’ the ‘Sweet Spot’ with the ‘Baby B-2’ F/A-XX

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Northrop Grumman, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin December 16, 2015 Last updated on 12/17/15. O.k., so, DefenseReview (DR) has ben covering the development of laser-weaponized combat aircraft, including supersonic laser-weaponized fighter aircraft, for the last few years, now. Cut to two days ago, when we came across a Breaking Defense piece …

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Lockheed Martin Aero-adaptive Aero-optic Beam Control (ABC) Laser Weapon Turret for Supersonic Jet Fighter Aircraft: 360-Degree, 30-Kilowatt Spectral-Beam-Combining Laser Cuts Right Through Air Turbulence to Kill Targets!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image Credit: Lockheed Martin October 20, 2015 DefenseReview (DR) has been covering the development of weapons-grade lasers for awhile now, including¬†aircraft-mounted laser weapon systems. While our most recent piece on aircraft-mounted laser weapons tech was published on September 24th of this year (2015), we actually published a piece specifically on Lockheed Martin’s …

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