TITLE

Power to Burn

AUTHOR(S)
Kemp, Ian
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Armada International;Jun/Jul2006, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article updates on the weapons of the U.S. Army. Information on the new laser devices shipped by the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force to U.S. soldiers in Iraq is presented. The terms of the 1995 United Nations Protocol on Blinding Laser Weapons is discussed. The plan of the U.S. to develop a powerful chemical oxygen iodine airborne laser for use in ballistic missile defence is mentioned.
ACCESSION #
21472600

 

Related Articles

  • The missile killers…top-secret race to develop beam weapons. SCHEFTER, JIM // Popular Science;Nov81, Vol. 219 Issue 5, p75 

    The article reports on the race between the U.S. and the Soviet Union in developing laser weapons. The two countries are competing to develop space-based lasers or particle-beam devices that could destroy enemy missiles. Among the major technical obstacles to the development of missile-zapping...

  • Electric Charge. Warwick, Graham // Aviation Week & Space Technology;1/12/2009, Vol. 170 Issue 2, p46 

    The article reports on the plan to test directed-energy weapons in 2009 including the attempted shoot-down of a boosting ballistic missile. The Pentagon's flagship effort, the Joint High-Power Solid-State Laser (JHPSSL) program, is nearing completion with the laboratory demonstration of lethal...

  • Report: Israel sees lasers eventually replacing surface-to-air missiles.  // Geo-Strategy Direct;10/ 3/2012, p18 

    The article focuses on a report from the Institute for the Study of War released on August 27, 2012 confirming that the Israeli military has decided to employ lasers as the next tool for air and missile defense. The institute added that the Israel Defense Forces is seeing lasers as replacements...

  • AIRBORNE LASER BLASTS OFF. Dodd, Melinda // Popular Science;Jan2009, Vol. 274 Issue 1, p49 

    The article looks at the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's Airborne Laser (ABL). The device, attached to a Boeing 747, will allow aircraft to shoot down missiles in midair. The author discusses the ABL's design. A chemical reaction is used to generate infrared laser light, which is targeted at the...

  • Airborne laser ready for flight tests. Hecht, Jeff // New Scientist;9/12/2009, Vol. 203 Issue 2725, p22 

    The article reports on the first full-power flight test for Airborne Laser (ABL) of the U.S. military. The ABL, built into a customized Boeing 747 airplane, will be tested on whether it can shoot a ballistic missile as the plane rises above the clouds. The missile-defence laser has been...

  • Could explosive bullets reduce air strike casualties? Kleiner, Kurt // New Scientist;6/6/2009, Vol. 202 Issue 2711, p22 

    The article reports on the XM25 rifle developed by the U.S. army which offers its troops an alternative to calling in artillery fire or air strikes when an enemy has taken cover and can not be targeted by direct fire. A laser rangefinder is used by the rifle's gunsight to calculate the exact...

  • America's Next First Battle - Manning, Training, Equipping - An SMDC/ARSTRAT Perspective. Formica, Richard P. // Military Technology;2013, Vol. 37 Issue 8, p12 

    In this article, the author focuses on the initiatives taken by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) and the Army Strategic Forces Command (ARSTRAT) as of August 2013 to prepare for the First Next Battle of the U.S. in the areas of manning, training and equipping army's space...

  • Weapons at the speed of light. Howard, Courtney E. // Military & Aerospace Electronics;Jan2008, Vol. 19 Issue 1, Special section p8 

    The article reports on the Airborne Laser (ABL) missile defense program expected to be fielded by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, which is designed to destroy missiles in their boost phase. Alexis Livanos of the Northrop Grumman Space Technology stated that ABL's capacity to block a missile in...

  • Coming not so soon to a theater near you: Laser weapons for missile defense. Ghoshroy, Subrata // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Nov2011, Vol. 67 Issue 6, p34 

    Mounted in an adapted Boeing 747, the Airborne Laser (ABL) was to be a dream antimissile weapon, acquiring the trajectory of a Scud or other theater-range ballistic missile, pointing a high-power laser beam precisely at a certain area of the fast-moving target, and holding it there until the...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics