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One of the US Navy"s newest ships is going to test a prototype laser weapon

U.S. Navy/John F. Williams The San Antonio-class amphibious transport USS Portland is getting a laser. The Navy is testing a prototype Laser Weapon System. The USS Portland will not only test the Laser Weapon System.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 12th, 2018

Watch the US Navy test out one of its newest ships by almost blowing it up

The US Navy recently put one of its newest ships — the USS Jackson — through a series of "shock tests." Designed to see how the ship will perform when exposed to underwater explosions, the tests are incredible to watch. Video courtesy of US Navy Follo.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 16th, 2016

U.S. Military to Test New Laser Weapon on 25,000-tonne Amphibious Assault Warship

The Portland could test and indefinitely sail with the next-generation laser weapon bolted onto it......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJan 11th, 2018

Lockheed Martin gets ready to test a laser weapon on a fighter jet

Lockheed Martin gets ready to test a laser weapon on a fighter jet.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostNov 8th, 2017

Lockheed Martin receives contract to develop laser weapons for US fighter jets

US Air Force Lockheed Martin was awarded a $26.3 million contract to develop a laser weapon for US fighter jets. The US Air Force plans to test the weapon by 2021. The laser will be used for.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 7th, 2017

Watch Lockheed Martin"s laser beam system burn drones out of the sky

In this video of an August test, Lockheed Martin's ATHENA laser weapon system burns down five drones. Laser weapons have huge advantages for the US military since they are silent, invisible, and much cheaper than traditional missiles......»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 26th, 2017

The Navy"s going to test the rail gun"s rapid fire as it moves closer to combat

Wikipedia The promise of this seemingly futuristic weapon system is no longer a thing of m.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 18th, 2017

Navy Unveils World"s First Active Laser Weapon In Persian Gulf

Three months .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJul 18th, 2017

Egypt"s navy MacGuyvers its newest ships to protect them from air attack

Egypt"s navy MacGuyvers its newest ships to protect them from air attack.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytJul 18th, 2017

U.S. Accuses Iranian Naval Vessel in "Unsafe" Strait of Hormuz Encounter

An Iranian Navy vessel confronted three U.S. ships and pointed a laser at a Marine Corps helicopter over the Strait of Hormuz, U.S. military officials said, another in a series of incidents the military considers dangerous and unprofessional......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJun 14th, 2017

The US Navy plans to fire laser weapons off of ships within a year

The U.S. Navy is moving at warp speed to develop lasers with more lethality, precision and power sources as a way t.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytJan 25th, 2017

Will the U.K."s New Prototype Laser Weapon Be Science Fiction, or a Viable Defense System?

The British government recently signed a £30 million contract with a defense and aerospace consortium......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJan 18th, 2017

The US Navy"s newest combat ships keep breaking down

General Dynamics America's Littoral Combat Ship fleet is in trouble -- and Lockheed Martin and Austal have only themselves to blame for it. The Littoral Combat Ship -- better known as the "LCS" or more recently, the "frigate" -- is arg.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 28th, 2016

The Navy"s newest combat ships keep breaking down

General Dynamics America's Littoral Combat Ship fleet is in trouble -- and Lockheed Martin and Austal have only themselves to blame for it. The Littoral Combat Ship -- better known as the "LCS" or more recently, the "frigate" -- is arg.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 27th, 2016

The US Navy is developing laser weapons for ships to incinerate enemy drones and small boats

The US Navy plans to arm its destroyers and other ships with high-tech, low-cost ship-board laser weapons engineered to quickly incinerate enemy drones, small boats, aircraft, ships and missiles, service officials told Scout Warrior. The Office of Naval R.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 15th, 2016

The Navy"s newest warship has been stuck in Canada for weeks due to ice — and will stay there "until wintery weather conditions improve"

(US Navy/Lockheed Martin) The USS Little Rock is the mos.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsider3 hr. 33 min. ago

Here are the details of the 2 deadly crashes that led to negligent homicide charges for US Navy officers

Toru Hanai/Reuters The USS Fitzgerald and the USS John S. McCain both collided with civilian ships in the summer of.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 17th, 2018

China sails its aircraft carrier past Taiwan in marked increase of hostilities

Thomson Reuters China sailed it's aircraft carrier and other navy ships through the Taiwan Strait that separates self-ruled Taiwan from mainland China. China has been increasingly hostile towards Taiwan, which it fears as an existential threat.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 17th, 2018

U.S. Navy commanders face negligent homicide charges in fatal ship collisions: report

The commanders of two U.S. Navy ships involved in fatal collisions last y.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 16th, 2018

US Navy to file homicide charges against commanders of ships involved in deadly collisions

Reuters The US Navy is filing negligent homicide charges against the commanders of two ships involved i.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 16th, 2018

Mumbai ONGC chopper crash: Six bodies found; Navy continues search

Currently, four Indian Naval ships (Teg, Tarasa, T-11 and T 45) are undertaking the search in the area.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardJan 14th, 2018