F-16 Laser pod

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Unread post27 Jul 2020, 09:46

Bring it on

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Unread post15 Sep 2020, 23:51

Animated F-16 Tactical Airbourne Laser Pod video.





Laser weapon systems (LWSs) are no longer on the horizon – they’re here. And Lockheed Martin is working to develop mature and producible tactical airborne LWS solutions that complement existing kinetic defenses to protect warfighters in the air, at sea and on the ground.

For more than 40 years, Lockheed Martin has specialized in laser weapon development and relevant technologies, ranging from lasers to beam control technology. The systems we’re developing under contract today can defeat small rockets, unmanned aerial vehicles, small attack boats, and lightweight ground vehicles.

Under the Department of Defense’s first laser weapon program of record, we’re integrating the High Energy Laser and Integrated Optical-dazzler with Surveillance (HELIOS) system onto U.S. Navy destroyers to protect sailors and ships from attack by drones and small boats.

For the U.S. Army, we’re developing the 300 kW-class Indirect Fire Precision Capabilities High Energy Laser (IFPC-HEL) demonstrator, a ground vehicle system to defeat drones, rockets, artillery and mortars.

As a core member of the industry team developing the Self-Protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) system for the U.S. Air Force, we’re developing critical components of an airborne laser pod including the high-energy laser and other subsystems that will be demonstrated ahead of a program of record in the mid-2020s.

https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/ne ... 0015219599

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Unread post16 Sep 2020, 16:08

Putting photons on target :D

With all these "laser weapons" developments of late (past 5 - 7 years) one must wonder what less than reputable nations, who shall at present go unnamed, do with such developments against personnel..
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