US Navy successfully tests a laser weapon that can destroy aircraft mid-flight – Times of India

WASHINGTON: A US Navy warship  has successfully tested a new high-energy laser weapon that can destroy aircraft mid-flight, the Navy’s Pacific Flee has announced. Images and videos provided by the Navy show the amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland executing “the first system-level implementation of a high-energy class solid-state laser” to disable an aerial drone aircraft, the […]

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Army scientists develop new ‘materials’ for hypersonic weapons attack | Fox News

They can take out targets faster than enemies can respond by destroying a wide range of air, sea, land and space targets. Traveling at five times the speed of sound, they are nearly impossible to defend against and place fighter jets, ships, ground vehicles, satellites and ground assets at tremendous risk of nearly instant destruction […]

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Three obstacles are slowing space sensors for hypersonic threats

A space sensor layer represents a central component of both reinvigorated attention in space operations and the reality of renewed great power competition. Unfortunately, the current pace for acquiring it is something less than the speed of relevance. Despite frequent statements of support from the Pentagon, its realization faces architectural, budgetary and institutional impediments… read […]

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