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Offline bobbymike

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Re: Solid State Laser News
« Reply #360 on: June 29, 2018, 04:49:01 am »
From Air Force Magazine:

SOCOM Plans Fiscal 2022 Demonstration of High-Energy Laser on AC-130J

US Special Operations Command is planning an operational flight demonstration of a high-energy laser on an AC-130J at the end of Fiscal 2022, a senior SOCOM official told Air Force Magazine this week. Air Force Special Operations Command chief Lt. Gen. Brad Webb said in February he was “cautiously optimistic” the Air Force would get the funding to go ahead with plans to put lasers on gunships. Air Force Col. Melissa Johnson, program executive officer of SOCOM fixed wing aircraft, said in an emailed statement the command is in the process of purchasing subsystems. “In addition to subsystem component procurement, assembly, and ground test, development of structure to isolate aircraft vibrations and flight test of an optical window on AC-130J will be accomplished,” she said. The planned demonstration, she added, is aimed at informing future requirements—SOCOM’s use of a particular airframe for this demonstration “does not mean that will be the final answer for full-up operations,” she added. —Steve Hirsch
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Re: Solid State Laser News
« Reply #361 on: July 02, 2018, 07:54:09 am »
This is disconcerting if true?

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2153310/china-brings-star-wars-life-laser-ak-47-could-set-fire?utm_source=RC+Defense+Morning+Recon&utm_campaign=80c330a52d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_07_02_08_25&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_694f73a8dc-80c330a52d-81812733

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The ZKZM-500 laser assault rifle is classified as being “non-lethal” but produces an energy beam that cannot be seen by the naked eye but can pass through windows and cause the “instant carbonisation” of human skin and tissues.

Ten years ago its capabilities would have been the preserve of sci-fi films, but one laser weapons scientist said the new device is able to “burn through clothes in a split second … If the fabric is flammable, the whole person will be set on fire”.
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Re: Solid State Laser News
« Reply #362 on: July 02, 2018, 09:18:53 am »
I call this tech the "New Zyklon". Up to the United States of America to make something good out of it*.

*Where the Fr failed it
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Re: Solid State Laser News
« Reply #363 on: July 02, 2018, 10:56:16 am »
Raytheon designing U.S. Army laser
New weapon system will counter rocket, artillery and mortar attacks

MCKINNEY, Texas, July 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN)
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.

HEL TVD, a U.S. Army science and technology demonstration program, is part of
the Army's Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2 initiative.

"The beauty of this system is that it's self-contained," said Roy Azevedo, vice
president of Intelligence, Reconnaissance and Surveillance Systems at Raytheon's
Space and Airborne Systems business unit. "Multi-spectral targeting sensors,
fiber-combined lasers, power and thermal sub-systems are incorporated in a
single package. This system is being designed to knock out rockets, artillery or
mortar fire, or small drones."

Upon HEL TVD Program Option Two completion, the one supplier will be
awarded a system development and demonstration contract by the Army
to build and integrate a weapon system on the Family of Medium Tactical
Vehicles. A System, Development and Demonstration contract decision,
valued at nearly $130 million, is expected early in 2019.


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Re: Solid State Laser News
« Reply #364 on: July 02, 2018, 01:35:02 pm »
This is disconcerting if true?

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The ZKZM-500 laser assault rifle is classified as being “non-lethal” but produces an energy beam that cannot be seen by the naked eye but can pass through windows and cause the “instant carbonisation” of human skin and tissues.

Ten years ago its capabilities would have been the preserve of sci-fi films, but one laser weapons scientist said the new device is able to “burn through clothes in a split second … If the fabric is flammable, the whole person will be set on fire”.

I don't think there's a big enough billboard for the PROVE IT that is echoing around the world right now.

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Re: Solid State Laser News
« Reply #365 on: July 03, 2018, 11:15:25 pm »
http://raytheon.mediaroom.com/2018-07-02-Raytheon-designing-U-S-Army-laser

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MCKINNEY, Texas, July 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) 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.

Raytheon logo (PRNewsfoto/Raytheon)

HEL TVD, a U.S. Army science and technology demonstration program, is part of the Army's Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2 initiative.

"The beauty of this system is that it's self-contained," said Roy Azevedo, vice president of Intelligence, Reconnaissance and Surveillance Systems at Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems business unit. "Multi-spectral targeting sensors, fiber-combined lasers, power and thermal sub-systems are incorporated in a single package. This system is being designed to knock out rockets, artillery or mortar fire, or small drones."

Upon HEL TVD Program Option Two completion, the one supplier will be awarded a system development and demonstration contract by the Army to build and integrate a weapon system on the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles. A System, Development and Demonstration contract decision, valued at nearly $130 million, is expected early in 2019.
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Re: Solid State Laser News
« Reply #366 on: July 09, 2018, 02:15:40 am »
so ,over the weekend a couple of newspares (of the Party in power) declare their techs have a system mounted on the Otokar Cobra (which is about the same size with an Humwee) that was tested . Penetrating armour grade ship steel of 22 milimeters thick , from a distance of 500 meters . Having no clue on the state of the art these days , are these figures impressive ?