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armyUS Army making 100 kilowatt lasers to defend against drones, rockets and mortars

Raytheon Company is developing a 100 kW class laser weapon system preliminary design for integration onboard the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles. This is a $10 million U.S. Army’s High Energy Laser Tactical Vehicle Demonstration program contract. It is expected …

armyUS Army will work with Uber on co-rotating propellers for flying cars

The Army is joining forces with Uber to build out technology that could help get the next generation of military helicopters and a proposed fleet of flying taxis off the ground. The rideshare company and Army Research Lab announced Tuesday …

air forceFrance and Germany working on new stealth fighter and new tank

Germany is currently upgrading the Leopard 2A7 tanks and getting more tanks by upgrading 2A4 tanks. France and Germany will work on a Leopard 3 tank which will be produced about 2030. At the Berlin Air Show on April 26, …

armyComposite metal foams provide armor protection for one third the weight and make super car bumpers

Stainless steel composite metal foam can replace rolled homogeneous steel armor with the same protection for one-third of the weight. According to the material’s inventor the material would make a great bumper, as the sponginess of the metal foam soaks …

armyUS Army has focused effort to replace Abrams and Bradley with tests by 2019 and deployments by 2025

By late 2019, the U.S. Army could field up to three manned and unmanned combat vehicles to help determine the future of heavy army fighting vehicles. The US army effort appears focused and appears inspired by the Russian Armata combat …

armyAsia and the world loading up on more tanks and armored vehicles

Asian spending on armored vehicles (tanks and armored personnel carriers) during the next decade is likely to reach USD166 billion. China, India, and South Korea are among the world’s top 10 spenders on military vehicles and are likely to contribute …

armyUS Army is doubling the range and firepower of Howitzers, Rockets and Missiles

Raytheon is developing a long-range missile for the Army’s Long-Range Precision Fires requirement that will allow the Army to field twice as many missiles on its existing launch vehicles. Thin and sleek, it will fire two missiles from a single …

armyHigh Energy lasers and microwave anti-drone weapons will be a multi-billion market by 2023

Raytheon ramping up High Energy Laser (HEL) and High Powered Microwave (HPM) weapons that can find, fix and kill or disable the increasingly cheap and capable drones. Antidrone lasers and microwave weapons will be a several billion dollar market over …

armyUS Army will have VR training and provide drones for every squad

US Army, marines and special forces will be getting improved training through virtual reality and improved real-world drills and new drones for scouting and air support. In the 1970s there was a revolution in shoulder-launched missiles to kill tanks and …

armyUS Navy fully invested in developing railgun technology

Military.com reports that Admiral John Richardson told the House Appropriations subcommittee that the US Navy is fully invested in railgun and is continuing tests. The railgun tests demonstrated it at lower firing rates and … shorter ranges. Now the US …