USS Ponce (LPD-15)

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Name: USS Ponce (LPD-15)
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

These High-Powered Lasers Are The Future Of Warfare

The U.S. military invests more money than any other country to maintain technological superiority, but its expensive high-tech defenses are increasingly countered by the proliferation of relatively cheap but effective weapons like cruise missiles and ... [Published Business Insider - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Watch out, that freighter may actually be a warship

U.S. military operations now increasingly begin and end at sea — aboard a growing fleet of vessels that the Pentagon has specifically outfitted as floating command facilities, barracks and launch pads.The daring U.S. commando raid into Libya to capture ... [Published Reuters - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 06 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

Future Wars: Transformers, Laser Guns, 3D-Printed Drones and Self-Healing Planes

BAE has devised a Transformer system allowing planes to join up and separate in midair.BAE SystemsBritish defence company BAE Systems and the Ministry of Defence have unveiled a range of stunning innovations which look set to transform the future of ... [Published International Business Times UK - Jul 06 2014]
First reported Jun 30 2014 - Updated Jun 30 2014 - 1 reports

Video: 'Designing Women' star Meshach Taylor dies

June 30 (Bloomberg) –- The U.S Navy has developed a brand new weapon that could become the norm for taking down enemy drones and other small vessels. The Laser Weapon System, or LaWS, is the Navy’s next line of defense against anything from Iranian unmanned ... [Published WSTM - Jun 30 2014]
First reported Jun 30 2014 - Updated Jun 30 2014 - 3 reports

Drone-hunting lasers developed for US Navy

The US Navy's first ever combat lazer weapon is being tested on USS Ponce this summer and could be deployed across the Navy fleet by 2017 The US Navy has developed a brand new weapon that could become the norm for taking down enemy drones and other small ... [Published Telegraph - Jun 30 2014]
First reported Jun 18 2014 - Updated Jun 18 2014 - 1 reports

The US Navy Wants to Mount Lasers on Humvees to Shoot Down Drones

So it's like this, but with lasers. Image: Pfc. Dalton PrechtThe future of war is looking like it will feature a lot more lasers. And amidst news the US Navy is already set to deploy its own anti-UAV laser gun in the Persian Gulf aboard the USS Ponce ... [Published Motherboard Magazine - Jun 18 2014]
First reported Jun 18 2014 - Updated Jun 18 2014 - 1 reports

Laser quest: Phalanx, LaWs and the future of close-in weapon systems

Designed to engage and destroy supersonic anti-ship missiles and high-speed aircraft that have penetrated outer fleet defensive envelopes, close-in weapon systems such as Raytheon's Phalanx remain the primary point defence solution for close-in air and ... [Published Naval Technology - Jun 18 2014]
First reported Jun 16 2014 - Updated Jun 17 2014 - 2 reports

Laser-Armed Humvees Could Shoot Down Drones

Related LinksLaser weapons mounted aboard U.S. Navy ships and large trucks have already shown the power to shoot down flying drones during test trials. That early success has encouraged the U.S. military to fund a new effort to develop smaller versions ... [Published Discovery Channel - Jun 17 2014]
First reported Jun 16 2014 - Updated Jun 17 2014 - 3 reports

U.S. Military Wants Laser-Armed Humvees to Shoot Down Drones

Laser weapons mounted aboard U.S. Navy ships and large trucks have already shown the power to shoot down flying drones during test trials. That early success has encouraged the U.S. military to fund a new effort to develop smaller versions of these anti-drone ... [Published Spectrum Online - Jun 17 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 2 reports

All Systems Go: Navy's Laser Weapon Ready for Summer Deployment

ARLINGTON, Va. - Navy engineers are making final adjustments to a laser weapon prototype that will be the first of its kind to deploy aboard a ship late this summer.The prototype, an improved version of the Laser Weapon System (LaWS), will be installed ... [Published ASDNews.com: Be the first to know - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

On Midrats 6 Apr 14 -Episode 222: USS PONCE (AFSB(I)-15) Lessons with CAPT Jon N. Rodgers Jr., USN

Please join us on Sunday at 5pm (EDT) for Midrats Episode 222: USS PONCE (AFSB(I)-15) Lessons with CAPT Jon N. Rodgers Jr., USN As with most concepts and good ideas, you really don't know what you need and how you need to do it until you put Sailors ... [Published EagleSpeak - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Mar 06 2014 - Updated Mar 07 2014 - 2 reports

US to deploy first ship with laser weapon this year

While not of the power of lasers seen in films like Star Wars, the USS Ponce will soon be roaming the seas with a laser defence weapon designed to take on a range of future threats.Signifying the radical change in how warfare is expected to be fought ... [Published Silicon Republic - Mar 07 2014]

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"You are suddenly not fixed in terms of where you have to manufacture these things," says BAE's Mike Murray. "You can manufacture the products and whatever base you want, providing you can get a machine there, which means you can also start to support other platforms such as ships and aircraft carriers."
..."Folks in the federal government, the overwhelming majority, they work really hard doing really important stuff," Obama said. "I don't know when it was that somehow working for government, whether the state or local or federal level, somehow became not a real job. This whole idea that somehow government's the enemy, or the problem, is just not true."
"This is a revolutionary capability," said Chief of Naval Research Rear Admiral Matthew Klunder. "It's absolutely critical that we get this out to sea with our sailors for these trials, because this very affordable technology is going to change the way we fight and save lives."

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These High-Powered Lasers Are The Future Of War... [Published Business Insider - Jul 22 2014]
Lasers Could Become Cost Effective Missile Defe... [Published National Defense Magazine - Jul 16 2014]
Watch out, that freighter may actually be a war... [Published Reuters - Jul 09 2014]
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June's top stories: US missile defence system t... [Published Naval Technology - Jul 08 2014]
PlayMaker CRM Announces Additions to its Leader... [Published ContactCenterWorld.com - Jul 07 2014]
Future Wars: Transformers, Laser Guns, 3D-Print... [Published International Business Times UK - Jul 06 2014]
Video: 'Designing Women' star Meshach Taylor dies [Published WSTM - Jun 30 2014]
Drone-hunting lasers developed for US Navy [Published Telegraph - Jun 30 2014]
[video] Drone-Hunting Lasers Coming Soon to U.S... [Published Yahoo! Finance - Jun 30 2014]
Drone-Hunting Lasers Coming Soon to U.S. Navy Ship [Published Bloomberg - Jun 30 2014]
8 Star Trek Technologies Moving From Science Fi... [Published Forbes.com - Jun 24 2014]
The US Navy Wants to Mount Lasers on Humvees to... [Published Motherboard Magazine - Jun 18 2014]
Laser quest: Phalanx, LaWs and the future of cl... [Published Naval Technology - Jun 18 2014]
Laser-Armed Humvees Could Shoot Down Drones [Published Discovery Channel - Jun 17 2014]
U.S. Military Wants Laser-Armed Humvees to Shoo... [Published Spectrum Online - Jun 17 2014]
U.S. Military Wants Laser-Armed Humvees to Shoo... [Published IEEE Spectrum - Jun 16 2014]
Marines' laser weapon targeting enemy drones re... [Published FOXNews.com - Jun 16 2014]
ONR awards contract to develop laser weapon for... [Published Naval Technology - Jun 16 2014]
US Navy developing laser weapons ... for ground... [Published Gizmag - Jun 15 2014]
Navy Scientist Honored for Leadership in Making... [Published militaryfeed.com - May 08 2014]
Navy prepares to take railgun to sea [Published Ars Technica - Apr 08 2014]
All Systems Go: Navy's Laser Weapon Ready for S... [Published ASDNews.com: Be the first to know - Apr 08 2014]
U.S. Navy to test laser weapon aboard ship in P... [Published Naval Open Source INTelligence - Apr 08 2014]
On Midrats 6 Apr 14 -Episode 222: USS PONCE (AF... [Published EagleSpeak - Apr 04 2014]
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Intelligen... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Mar 28 2014]
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U.S. Military Wants Laser-Armed Humvees to Shoo... [Published IEEE Spectrum - Jun 16 2014]
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> Illustration: Office of Naval Research Laser weapons mounted aboard U.S. Navy ships and large trucks have already shown the power to shoot down flying drones during test trials. That early success has encouraged ...
Navy Scientist Honored for Leadership in Making... [Published militaryfeed.com - May 08 2014]
DAHLGREN, Va. (NNS) — The scientist leading Navy Laser Weapon System efforts was commended May 7 at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) annual honor awards ceremony. NSWCDD Commander Capt. Brian Durant presented the Navy Meritorious ...
Navy prepares to take railgun to sea [Published Ars Technica - Apr 08 2014]
The General Atomics Blitzer, one of two railguns being tested by the US Navy at Dahlgren, Virginia. The US Navy has completed another round of tests in its quest for the ultimate ship’s gun: a functional weapon based on railgun technology. The next ...
All Systems Go: Navy's Laser Weapon Ready for S... [Published ASDNews.com: Be the first to know - Apr 08 2014]
ARLINGTON, Va. - Navy engineers are making final adjustments to a laser weapon prototype that will be the first of its kind to deploy aboard a ship late this summer.The prototype, an improved version of the Laser Weapon System (LaWS), will be installed ...
U.S. Navy to test laser weapon aboard ship in P... [Published Naval Open Source INTelligence - Apr 08 2014]
The Navy plans to install a laser weapon prototype on a ship this summer for at-sea testing in the Persian Gulf.The technology, called the Laser Weapon System, will be the first of its kind to be deployed, the Navy said.The idea is that the laser could ...
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