APKWS laser-guided rocket fired off Tiger platform.
The Australian Defence Force demonstrated the precision strike capability of BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS™) laser-guided rocket, firing the system from an Airbus Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) for… Continue reading
U.S. Navy Awards Lockheed Martin $84 Million Contract for Production of Paveway II Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds
Lockheed Martin received an $84.5 million contract on Dec. 23 from the U.S. Navy to produce paveway II Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds (ELGTR).
Under the four-year indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract, Lockheed Martin will deliver ELGTRs, shipping containers, logistics and… Continue reading
U.S. Army tests Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System under extreme flight conditions
BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS™) laser-guided rocket completed another major milestone when it was fired for the first time from an AH-64D Apache helicopter during… Continue reading
Lockheed Martin’s Paveway II Dual Mode Laser Guided Bomb (DMLGB) was successfully employed in recent U.S. Navy Tactics Development exercises at the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center in Fallon, Nev.
During four missions over a two-day period, F/A-18C/D Hornets… Continue reading
Lockheed Martin Demonstrates New Ground-Based Laser System in Tests Against Rockets and Unmanned Aerial System
Lockheed Martin today announced that it has successfully demonstrated a portable, ground-based military laser system in a series of tests against representative airborne targets. Lockheed Martin developed the Area Defense Anti-Munitions (ADAM)system to provide a defense against short-range threats,… Continue reading
Boeing, Air Force Research Laboratory Sodium Guide Star Laser Enhancing Space Situational Awareness Mission
Improving capability to capture images of objects in Earth orbit
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M., Oct. 16, 2012 — A sodium guide star laser built by Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) began operating recently on… Continue reading
Under a follow-on contractual effort from the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC), Boeing will continue developing a truck-mounted directed energy system that improves warfighters’ ability to counter rockets, artillery, mortars and unmanned aerial threats.
Under the… Continue reading
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 25, 2012 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] recently received a $22.7 million modification to an existing U.S. Navy contract… Continue reading
PALMDALE, Calif., August 7, 2012 — Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and LaserMotive, Inc., have completed a series of flight tests of the Stalker Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) to further validate the performance of an innovative laser power system. These tests… Continue reading
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. (AFNS) — B-1 Lancer aircrews from here employed laser Joint Direct Attack Munitions against moving targets during a weapon system evaluation program exercise May 14 through 16.
Aircrews from the 37th Bomb Squadron and 34th… Continue reading
The Boeing Company received a $12.5 million contract from U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) on March 12 for 1,116 Laser Joint Direct Attack Munition (Laser JDAM) sensors. This is NAVAIR’s third Low Rate Initial Production order for its Direct… Continue reading
OKLAHOMA CITY, April 9, 2012 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] has received a $55.3 million production contract from the U.S. Air Force to upgrade the B-1 Lancer navigation system. The upgrade… Continue reading