USS Ponce (LPD-15)

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Name: USS Ponce (LPD-15)
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 2 reports

All systems go: Navy’s laser weapon ready for summer deployment

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 on USS Ponce for ... [Published Aerotech News and Review - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

NavWeek: Future Lock

This month has been a U.S. Navy futurist’s dream.The Navy not only detailed major milestones for its electromagnetic railgun and the Laser Weapon System (LaWS), but christened its most technologically advanced – as well as controversial – destroyer in ... [Published Aviation Week - Apr 15 2014]
Entities: DDG-1000, US Navy, Laser
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 13 2014 - 1 reports

U.S. Navy to deploy first laser weapon prototype onboard USS Ponce this spring

The Navy already has demonstrated the effectivenessof lasers in a variety of maritime settings. In a 2011 demonstration,a laser was used to defeat multiple small boat threats from a destroyer.In 2012, LaWS downed several unmanned aircraft in tests.Over ... [Published Navy Recognition - Apr 13 2014]
First reported Apr 12 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

ANOTHER LINE OF DEFENCE

In a bid to respond to emergency threats that could possibly arise in the Middle East , the United States Marine Corps will create a new land-based unit in the region during the fiscal 2015. The unit also aims at tackling emergencies at embassies, reports ... [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 2 reports

Navy’s laser weapon ready for summer deployment

U.S. Navy photo by John F. WilliamsThe Laser Weapon System temporarily installed aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) in San Diego, Calif., is a technology demonstrator built by the Naval Sea Systems Command from commercial fiber solid ... [Published DCMilitary Andrews Gazette News - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 2 reports

More cool stuff from the Navy: Laser weapon system with video game controller headed to Persian Gulf

First, the Navy announced it was planning to send its super-fast electromagnetic railgun for its initial round of sea-testing. Now comes word the railgun isn't the only futuristic technology that will soon be hitting the waves.The Navy will deploy a laser ... [Published al.com - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Marine Corps Gets Creative in Solving Ship Shortage, Vehicle Needs

The Marine Corps has fewer amphibious ships than it requires to maintain a global presence and the vehicles it needs to get ashore during battle are nearing a half-century of service.With dwindling funds to buy more ships or replace its ship-to-shore ... [Published National Defense Magazine - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Navy prepares to take railgun to sea

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 ... [Published Ars Technica - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

US Navy readies new laser-weapon prototype for at-sea testing

US Navy engineers are performing final adjustments to a new laser-weapon prototype that will be installed onboard an operational US Navy vessel for the first time later this summer.The prototype, an improved version of the Laser Weapon System (LaWS), ... [Published Naval Technology - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

U.S. Navy to Test New Laser Weapon at Sea This Summer | News & Opinion

The U.S. Navy on Tuesday announced[1] that its engineers are putting the final touches on a new prototype laser weapon in preparation for a test at sea this summer. The prototype, a new and improved version of the Navy's Laser Weapon System[2] (LaWS) ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 14 reports

Navy Engineers To Deploy Laser Weapon Later This Summer

We did talk about how the U.S. Navy has every intention to deploy a railgun on their ships by the time 2016 arrives, but railguns are not the only weapons of choice for their fleet. It seems that Navy engineers happen to be making final adjustments to ... [Published UberGizmo - 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]

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...several fixed-wing and tiltrotor aircraft, a potent combination that creates an extremely agile crisis response force," Lt ColCol Kloppel said. "That will, at various times, include attack aircraft like AV-8B Harriers and F/A- 18 Hornets, as well as support aircraft like the MV-22 Osprey and KC-130J Super Hercules."
"Our nation's adversaries are pursuing a variety of ways to try and restrict our freedom to operate," Klunder said. "Spending about $1 per shot of a directed-energy source that never runs out gives us an alternative to firing costly munitions at inexpensive threats."
"This is a revolutionary capability," Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, chief of Naval Research, said in a statement. "This very affordable technology is going to change the way we fight and save lives."

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All systems go: Navy’s laser weapon ready for s... [Published Aerotech News and Review - Apr 18 2014]
U.S. Navy’s laser weapon ready for summer deplo... [Published DCMilitary Joint Base Journal News - Apr 18 2014]
NavWeek: Future Lock [Published Aviation Week - Apr 15 2014]
U.S. Navy to deploy first laser weapon prototyp... [Published Navy Recognition - Apr 13 2014]
ANOTHER LINE OF DEFENCE [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Apr 12 2014]
Navy’s laser weapon ready for summer deployment [Published DCMilitary Andrews Gazette News - Apr 12 2014]
All Systems Go: Navy's Laser Weapon Ready For S... [Published Photonics Online - Apr 11 2014]
Admiral: Sealift Can Complement Amphib Fleet [Published DoD Buzz - Apr 10 2014]
More cool stuff from the Navy: Laser weapon sys... [Published al.com - Apr 10 2014]
Navy's future: Electric guns and lasers [Published WDSU New Orleans - Apr 10 2014]
Navy says ‘Star Wars’ railgun is almost ready f... [Published Stars and Stripes - Apr 10 2014]
Real Navy laser weapon deploying on ship [Published Examiner.com - Apr 10 2014]
Marine Corps Gets Creative in Solving Ship Shor... [Published National Defense Magazine - Apr 09 2014]
US Navy readies new laser-weapon prototype for ... [Published Naval Technology - Apr 09 2014]
Navy testing laser weapon prototype [Published UPI - Apr 09 2014]
U.S. Navy to Test New Laser Weapon at Sea This ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 08 2014]
Shipboard laser weapons: fantasy to deployment [Published Military Aerospace Electronics - Apr 08 2014]
Navy Engineers To Deploy Laser Weapon Later Thi... [Published UberGizmo - Apr 08 2014]
Navy's first laser weapon deployment this summer [Published Military Aerospace Electronics - Apr 08 2014]
Navy prepares to take railgun to sea [Published ArsTechnica - Apr 08 2014]
U.S. Navy to Test New Laser Weapon at Sea This ... [Published PC Magazine - Apr 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]
US Navy fine tunes seafaring laser weapon and u... [Published Engadget - Apr 08 2014]
CRS Reviews US Navy Shipboard Lasers [Published Defense-Aerospace - Apr 08 2014]
Navy to test laser weapon on ship in Persian Gulf [Published Seattle Times - Apr 08 2014]
All systems go: Navy’s laser weapon ready for ... [Published Aerotech News and Review - Apr 08 2014]
Navy’s Future on Video: Fly Choppers With Table... [Published ABC News - Apr 08 2014]
U.S. Navy Ready to Deploy Laser Weapon Technology [Published GCaptain - Apr 08 2014]
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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 ...
On Midrats 6 Apr 14 -Episode 222: USS PONCE (AF... [Published EagleSpeak - Apr 04 2014]
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 ...
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Federal Information & News Dispatch, Inc. Chairman Thornberry, Ranking Member Langevin, members of the Committee, I am pleased to come before you today to testify about the state of the Department of Defense’s science and technology (S&T) program. I am ...
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