Laser/Beam weapons

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    Actually DRDO was involved in this department long ago. You can go to wiki page of DRDO and check LASTEC section. Laser Dasler gun has been created. DRDO is working on both lethal and non-lethal platform. Work on solid state laser beam as a weapons is undergoing. We can see that not sooner than 10years from now. They will be mounted on our future Starwars Destroyers and probably our own 6th gen fighters/UCAVs!
     
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    This is a directed energy weapon which will also have possible applications in space based platforms?


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    Lockheed Martin completes 60 tests of laser turret for high-speed warplanes

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    If India HAs Great Dew Defence System with inducting a naval and aircraft version of it weith good radar jammers and flares Than that would make Pakistan ly 80 lomad defence system from china worthless and would waste their 2 billion $
     
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    http://www.defencenewsindia.com/indian-army-deploys-through-the-wall-radars-in-kashmir/

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    Indian Army deploys ‘through the wall’ radars in Kashmir
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    ANANTNAG (JAMMU AND KASHMIR): Aiming to detect terrorists who might be hiding in wall cavities or false ceilings, the Indian Army will now use ‘through the wall’ radar imaging during counter-insurgency operations in Kashmir Valley.

    A few such radar systems have already been imported by the Army, official sources said, explaining that the technology would help in more precise – and effective — anti-military operations. It would enable forces to get the pinpointed location of terrorists hiding inside homes in congested areas and also avoid civilian casualties.

    [​IMG]On more than one occasion, the Army and the Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police have had to return without engaging with militants despite specific intelligence inputs. Local informers later conveyed that the terrorists were hiding in a specially created false ceiling or an underground cavity in the same house that had been raided, said a senior official involved in the anti-militancy drive.

    This happened on July 8 last year as well when security forces gunned down Burhan Wani, poster-boy of the banned terror group Hizbul Mujahideen. The first time they tried to get him, they couldn’t locate any terrorist in the house in a village in Kokernag in south Kashmir despite precise intelligence tip-offs.

    The commanding officer and his men, it is learnt, entered the house twice but were unable to find any terrorists who were hiding in a false ceiling. During the third round of searches, the hiding militants gave themselves away when they fired at the Army men. It was only after that that three men, including Wani, were killed, leading to unrest in the entire Valley.

    Often, troops face hostile crowds when they are unable to locate a terrorist at a house notified by human intelligence as well as technically generated intelligence.

    Given the many hits and misses, need was felt for ‘through-the-wall’ radars which would help troops function better during counter-insurgency operations especially in densely populated areas, sources said.

    The radar is based on short electromagnetic waves generated by the ‘signatures’ of people hidden behind the wall or other concrete barriers.

    It is useful for detecting small changes in electromagnetic waves induced by humans; this includes even micro-movements caused by breathing, an official explained.

    The images on the radar will give army an upper hand in determining the position of hiding terrorists and their movements on real-time basis, he said.

    Though the Army has imported only a few such radars, officials are hopeful that the number would go up once their utility was put to test.

    Interestingly, the Electronics and Radar Development Establishment (LRDE), a wing of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), has been making attempts to build the radar indigenously. However, the product has not moved to the trial stage yet.

    Named Divyachakshu (divine eye), the radar is designed to scan 25-30 cm wall. The project was started after 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks when commandos of the elite NSG unit were injured while clearing the Taj Mahal hotel.
     
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    http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Loc...borne_High_Energy_Laser_Capabilities_999.html

    Lockheed Martin to develop compact airborne high energy laser capabilities

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    The US Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) has awarded Lockheed Martin $26.3 million for the design, development and production of a high power fiber laser. AFRL plans to test the laser on a tactical fighter jet by 2021.

    The contract is part of AFRL's Self-protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) program, and is a major step forward in the maturation of protective airborne laser systems.

    "Lockheed Martin continues to rapidly advance laser weapon systems and the technologies that make them possible," said Dr. Rob Afzal, senior fellow of laser weapon systems at Lockheed Martin. "We have demonstrated our ability to use directed energy to counter threats from the ground, and look forward to future tests from the air as part of the SHiELD system."

    The SHiELD program includes three subsystems:

    + SHiELD Turret Research in Aero Effects (STRAFE), the beam control system, which will direct the laser onto the target

    + Laser Pod Research and Development (LPRD), the pod mounted on the tactical fighter jet, which will power and cool the laser

    + Laser Advancements for Next-generation Compact Environments (LANCE), the high energy laser itself, which can be trained on adversary targets to disable them

    LANCE is designed to operate in a compact environment, and as such, the Lockheed Martin team focused on developing a compact, high efficiency laser within challenging size, weight and power constraints.

    "Earlier this year, we delivered a 60 kW-class laser to be installed on a U.S. Army ground vehicle. It's a completely new and different challenge to get a laser system into a smaller, airborne test platform. It's exciting to see this technology mature enough to embed in an aircraft," said Afzal.

    "The development of high power laser systems like SHiELD show laser weapon system technologies are becoming real. The technologies are ready to be produced, tested and deployed on aircraft, ground vehicles and ships."

    Lockheed Martin has more than 40 years of experience developing laser weapon systems. The LANCE contract leverages technology building blocks from internal research and development projects, including the ATHENA system and ALADIN laser, as well as contract experience gained from programs such as the U.S. Army's Robust Electric Laser Initiative (RELI) program.

    This laser might be in sixth generation US fighters?
     
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