World’s biggest X-ray laser launched near Hamburg

RT A series of laser beams crisscrossed the skies over Hamburg to mark the launch of the world’s biggest x-ray laser, co-financed by Russia. The device is able to photograph objects at an atomic level and is set to “transcend” current scientific boundaries. Since Monday night, 10 green laser beams have lit up the sky from Hamburg to the nearby town of Schenefeld, while the … Continue reading World’s biggest X-ray laser launched near Hamburg

Udall Touts Kirtland’s Critical Mission & Cutting-Edge Technology In Meeting With Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski

Chris Clark Los Almos Daily Post U.S. SENATE News:   ALBUQUERQUE — Aug. 14, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall met with Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander, Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) at the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center to discuss Kirtland Air Force Base’s critical national security mission, cutting-edge technology, and future plans for harnessing the base’s research and development capabilities to maintain the United States’ technological advantage.   As a … Continue reading Udall Touts Kirtland’s Critical Mission & Cutting-Edge Technology In Meeting With Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski

‘Sci-fi to real life’: US invests $17 million in laser tech

AP via ABC News The U.S. Defense Department is making another multimillion-dollar investment in high-energy lasers that have the potential to destroy enemy drones and mortars, disrupt communication systems and provide military forces with other portable, less costly options on the battlefield. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and longtime supporter of directed energy research, announced the $17 million investment … Continue reading ‘Sci-fi to real life’: US invests $17 million in laser tech

Analysis: Substantial Russian & Chinese Weapons Threats to US

Dave Majumdar Scout China is on the verge of fielding an operational anti-satellite weapon. Meanwhile, both great powers are working on developing directed energy weapons to counter American satellites. “Ten years after China intercepted one of its own satellites in low-Earth orbit, its ground-launched ASAT missiles might be nearing operational service within the PLA [People’s Liberation Army],” Coats stated. “Both countries are advancing directed energy weapons technologies for the … Continue reading Analysis: Substantial Russian & Chinese Weapons Threats to US

US & Canadian diplomats in Cuba diagnosed with brain injuries, nerve damage – reports

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Diplomats stationed in Havana, Cuba, have suffered a number of strange ailments that have caused many to leave the country with permanent physical damage. Officials are reportedly investigating whether the symptoms were caused by sonic attacks.

A doctor in the US has reportedly evaluated American and Canadian diplomats who were stationed in Havana, Cuba, and diagnosed them with conditions as serious as mild traumatic brain injury and likely damage to the central nervous system, according to medical records obtained by CBS News

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Widespread Applications Envisioned for Airborne Lasers

Jon Harper
National Defense

The Defense Department is looking to equip a variety of aircraft with directed energy weapons in the coming years as the technology matures.

Lasers hold great potential, said Jeff Saling, a strategic planner on the Joint Staff, and analysis lead for the Pentagon’s Air Superiority 2030 study that was completed last year.

“If it can deliver the deep magazine that they’re talking about, if it can also enable us to target quickly, that would definitely be a capability that’s highly desired,” he said during a recent panel discussion on Capitol Hill hosted by the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies. Continue reading “Widespread Applications Envisioned for Airborne Lasers”