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  • 9 January 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has issued a request for information (RFI) calling on companies and academia to provide info on the development of an electrical Energy Magazine that would be used for directed energy weapons on navy ships. The RFI was issued on January 2 on behalf of PMS 320 (the Electric Ships […]

  • 9 July 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The MoD has earmarked £130m for three Directed Energy Weapons demonstrators.

  • 13 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Dragonfire, a consortium contracted to develop a laser directed energy weapon for the Royal Navy, is showcasing a full-size model of the weapon at the DSEI expo in London for the first time ever. In January this year, the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), awarded a £30million contract to the Dragonfire consortium, composed of […]

  • 5 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The UK government is setting aside £30 milion for the development of a laser weapon prototype that is to be developed under the Laser Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) capability demonstrator. After several months of preparations, the UK Ministry of Defense on Wednesday officially awarded the contract to an industry consortium named UK Dragonfire. UK Dragonfire’s goal will be […]

  • 8 April 2014
    Training & Education

    U.S. Navy engineers are making final adjustments to a laser weapon prototype that will be the first of its kind to deploy aboard a ship late this summer.   The prototype, an improved version of the Laser Weapon System (LaWS), will be installed on USS Ponce for at-sea testing in the Persian Gulf, fulfilling plans […]

  • 19 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is preparing a £30M contract which will see a number of companies join together to develop a Laser Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) capability demonstrator that will give the government an insight into laser weapon possibilities. Led by the missile producer MBDA, the industry team is named UK Dragonfire and is joined by QinetiQ, Leonardo-Finmeccanica, GKN, Arke, BAE […]

  • 26 May 2020
    Equipment & technology, UUV/UAV

    The US Navy’s amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) successfully disabled an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a Solid State Laser – Technology Maturation Laser Weapon System Demonstrator (LWSD) MK 2 MOD 0 in the Pacific on May 16. LWSD is a high-energy laser weapon system demonstrator developed by the Office of Naval […]

  • 26 July 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    The U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) recently announced that the Navy’s electromagnetic railgun is out of the laboratory and ready for field demonstrations at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division’s new railgun Rep-Rate Test Site at Terminal Range. Initial rep-rate fires (repetition rate of fires) of multi-shot salvos already have been successfully conducted […]

  • 9 April 2013
    Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Citing a series of technological breakthroughs, Navy leaders announced plans Apr. 8 at the Sea-Air-Space exposition to deploy for the first time a solid-state laser aboard a ship in fiscal year 2014. “Our directed energy initiatives, and specifically the solid-state laser, are among our highest priority science and technology programs. The solid-state laser program is […]

  • 10 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The second day of the 2013 Navy League Sea-Air-Space Exposition, held at the Gaylord National Harbor Resort and Convention Center April 9, focused on developing fiscally responsible technological solutions. One such development will see a solid-state laser aboard a ship for the first time in fiscal year 2014. “Our directed energy initiatives, and specifically the […]

  • 2 May 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Navy and the UK defense ministry have tested an energy storage system capable of providing high-power electrical pulses for future systems under an agreement called Advanced Electric Power and Propulsion Project Arrangement (AEP3). UK’s Defence Equipment & Support office and Dstl joined forces with the US Naval Sea Systems Command’s Electric Ship Office […]

  • 10 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Scientists and engineers at BAE Systems have lifted the lid on some futuristic technologies that could be incorporated in military and civil aircraft of 2040 or even earlier.   The four technologies unveiled are: 3D printers so advanced they could print UAVs during a mission; aircraft parts that can heal themselves in minutes; a new […]

  • 26 April 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    In the wake of the recent announcement that laser weapons will be put on U.S. Navy ships, the need for reliable, high-voltage shipboard power has become a matter of national security, officials said at this week’s Electric Ship Technologies Symposium outside Washington, D.C. The Office of Naval Research (ONR)-sponsored event featured some of the world’s […]

  • 16 October 2017

    The US Navy has decommissioned its afloat forward staging base (interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) in a ceremony held at Naval Station Norfolk. USS Ponce was decommissioned on October 14, after more than 46 years of naval service. Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic, Rear Adm. Jesse A. Wilson Jr., provided keynote remarks. Wilson highlighted the significance […]

  • 28 September 2017

    The US Navy’s afloat forward staging base-interim USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) returned to Naval Station Norfolk September 27 after spending over five years overseas. The navy’s first laser-weapon system fitted ship returned from the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations and is set to be decommissioned and dismantled later this year. Nicknamed “Proud Lion,” Ponce […]

  • 14 June 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Developed at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Plasma Physics Division, incoherent combining of high power fiber lasers for directed energy (DE) weapons and power beaming have proven effective in laser weapon systems (LaWS) prototypes now being temporarily deployed onboard select Navy ships. Based on architecture first proposed in 2005 by Dr. Phillip Sprangle, senior scientist, […]

  • 18 February 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Boeing has been awarded a $29.5 million contract to design and develop a beam control system that could provide exceptional accuracy for laser weapons on U.S. Navy warships. The company will begin to design a prototype High Power Beam Control Subsystem (HP BCSS) that’s compatible with High Energy Lasers (HEL) based on solid-state laser (SSL) technology. […]

  • 10 May 2012
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    To help Sailors defeat small boat threats and aerial targets without using bullets, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) wants to develop a solid-state laser weapon prototype that will demonstrate multi-mission capabilities aboard a Navy ship, officials announced May 8. “We believe it’s time to move forward with solid-state lasers and shift the focus from […]

  • 1 February 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Navy has awarded General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) a contract to develop advanced, high energy density capacitors for use in High Power Microwave (HPM) systems. GA-EMS is applying advanced technologies to create high energy density capacitors that will enable the deployment of HPM systems on smaller and more tactically relevant Navy platforms. “This […]

  • 22 May 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation for the initial phase of the Solid State Laser Technology Maturation (SSL-TM) program. SSL-TM is a research and development project to mature solid-state, high-power laser weapon systems and components for ship defense. This selection is the first step in the development of a Prototype Laser Weapon System […]

  • 24 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    American defense contractor Raytheon has begun deliveries of pulse power containers in support of the U.S. Navy’s Railgun program. The electromagnetic railgun project is a futuristic weapon the U.S. Navy hopes to deploy on one of its surface combatants. USNS Millinocket was supposed to be the first vessel fitted with the gun that is, according to […]

  • 8 September 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) leaders briefed Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert on technologies ranging from the electromagnetic railgun to the laser weapon system during his visit here Sept. 4.   The CNO spoke to Sailors and civilian technologists about the great impact of emerging capabilities on the current and […]

  • 8 October 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The main radar tower for the first of Australia’s three Air Warfare Destroyers, Hobart, has been successfully lifted into position. Australian Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston confirmed progress on the Hobart was well advanced, with the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Alliance successfully lifting the Aegis tower onto the ship structure.  “The Aegis tower is […]

  • 2 November 2017
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Navy is set to profit from new electromagnetic maneuver warfare (EMW) capabilities which are emerging from laboratories to make an operational impact in the fleet, US Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) leaders announced on November 1. The announcement is the result of US Navy investing in electromagnetic maneuver warfare while new […]

  • 28 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The Royal Navy’s silent service has challenged a team of young scientists to re-envision what the future of underwater warfare would look like and the results of their work have now been revealed. Flying fish swarm drones, completely autonomous eel-shaped UUVs and dissolving micro UUVs are all part of the concept. The ideas were envisioned by […]

  • 12 March 2013
    Training & Education

    The Applied Physical Sciences Corp. has received a $15.1 million  contract for research and development of configurable technology to provide anti-submarine warfare surveillance over large, operationally relevant, deep ocean areas. This effort will include system architecture and design, sensors and processing, communications mobility and energy requirements. Anti-submarine warfare (ASW, or in older form A/S) is […]

  • 7 June 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) and the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Environmental Awards were presented June 5, in two different ceremonies at the U.S. Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center here. The SECNAV and CNO Environmental Awards program recognizes Navy and Marine Corps personnel, installations and ships for their exceptional environmental stewardship. The […]

  • 9 June 2011

      Twenty-seven Navy ships, installations and individuals were recognized for their exceptional environmental stewardship by the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO)during the CNO Environmental Awards ceremony, June 7. Adm. Gary Roughead recognized the winners for their achievements regarding environmental protection on shore and at sea – including environmental restoration, waste management, energy efficiency, environmental planning, […]

  • 27 February 2013
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Naval aviators are evaluating energy-saving refueling practices as part of a program aimed at standardizing fleet-driven energy best practices that do not adversely impact mission or safety. The Naval Aviation Energy Conservation (Air ENCON) Program is driving the fleetwide implementation of these practices across the entire operational spectrum, from training and ground operations to maintenance […]