USS Ponce (LPD-15)

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Name: USS Ponce (LPD-15)
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

CNO’s Navigation Plan Steers Steady Course Between Readiness and Modernization

1:55 PMBy RICHARD R. BURGESS, Managing EditorARLINGTON, Va. — In an update to his guidance to the fleet and the Navy’s establishment, the chief of naval operations (CNO) steers a steady course of maintaining readiness and pursuing a fleet modernization ... [Published SeaPower Magazine - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

Navy’s Third MLP to Be Manned by CIVMARS and Sailors

3:30 PMBy RICHARD R. BURGESS, Managing EditorARLINGTON, Va. — The Military Sealift Command’s (MSC’s) third mobile landing platform (MLP) ship will be manned by a hybrid crew of Civil Service Mariners (CIVMARS) and Sailors, with a CIVMAR master at ... [Published SeaPower Magazine - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

Escalation Nation: How US Navy's New "Death Ray" Weapon Could Spark a War in the Persian Gulf

PM Sometime this summer, the US Navy plans to deploy a new "death ray" laser weapon system. The device has already been mounted on the USS Ponce, a naval vessel assigned to engage in "war exercises" off the Iranian coast. The laser beam is not powerful ... [Published Berkeley Daily Planet - Aug 01 2014]
Entities: Laser, Drone, Persian Gulf, Iran
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Maritime exercises prepare Special Ops team for life after Afghanistan

Sailors and Marines from the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan arrived in Bahrain Tuesday after an unusually lengthy 135 days at sea.The vehicles are parked so tightly in the cavernous hold of the giant cargo ship that it’s difficult to walk between ... [Published Stars and Stripes - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Congress, Pentagon and Innovation

Updated: July 25, 2014 7:32 AM“Do you need those cruisers or don’t you? Do you need that carrier or don’t you?” was one way the chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee described Congress’ role in fostering innovation ... [Published USNI - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Forbes, Langevin Say Congress Must Help Push Military Innovation

4:34 PMBy OTTO KREISHER, Special CorrespondentWASHINGTON — Congress must play a role in pushing military innovation, but also must work to prevent its own processes and the acquisition system from slowing the development and implementation of new ... [Published SeaPower Magazine - Jul 24 2014]
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 Jun 16 2014 - Updated Jun 17 2014 - 1 reports

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

<?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 ... [Published IEEE Spectrum - Jun 16 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 11 2014 - Updated Mar 11 2014 - 2 reports

"Offshoring" the Flotilla Combatant

Pacific Patrol Boat operated by the Solomon Islands Cuts in the total number of  littoral combat ships (LCS) to be purchased and the proposal for a new class of frigate would seem to indicate that the U.S. Navy is not interested in purchasing a large ... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Mar 11 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]

Quotes

In an interview with Spencer Ackerman, then the host of Wired magazine's Danger Room blog, Rear Adm. Nevin Carr beamed, "I never thought we'd see this kind of progress this quickly, where we're approaching a decision of when we can put laser weapons on ships."
5.1 The government shall provide all services needed to insure compartments are certified by a marine chemist as "safe for men and safe for hot work, including removal and reinstallation of insulation or other appurtenances."
"We're confident we can bring together all of these pieces in a package that's small enough to be carried on light tactical vehicles and powerful enough to counter these threats" said Brigadier General Kevin Killea, vice chief of naval research and commanding general of the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, in a press release...
"The development and proliferation of more advanced military technologies by other nations means that we are entering an era where American dominance on the seas, in the skies, and in space can no longer be taken for granted" Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said last week, according to Reuters

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CNO’s Navigation Plan Steers Steady Course Betw... [Published SeaPower Magazine - Aug 19 2014]
Navy’s Third MLP to Be Manned by CIVMARS and Sa... [Published SeaPower Magazine - Aug 05 2014]
Escalation Nation: How US Navy's New "Death Ray... [Published Berkeley Daily Planet - Aug 01 2014]
Combine Solicitation - REPEATER SERVICE [Published Insurance News Net - Jul 29 2014]
Maritime exercises prepare Special Ops team for... [Published Stars and Stripes - Jul 25 2014]
Congress, Pentagon and Innovation [Published USNI - Jul 25 2014]
Forbes, Langevin Say Congress Must Help Push Mi... [Published SeaPower Magazine - Jul 24 2014]
These High-Powered Lasers Are The Future Of War... [Published Business Insider - Jul 22 2014]
U.S. Military Wants Laser-Armed Humvees to Shoo... [Published IEEE Spectrum - Jun 16 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]
U.S. Navy Awards General Dynamics Contract for ... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Mar 18 2014]
"Offshoring" the Flotilla Combatant [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Mar 11 2014]
"Offshoring" the Flotilla Combatant [Published Information Dissemination - Mar 11 2014]
Budget plan: Pentagon panics over possibly losi... [Published Space Daily - Mar 11 2014]
Navy to deploy laser defense [Published This ain't Hell, but you can see it from here - Mar 09 2014]
US to deploy first ship with laser weapon this ... [Published Silicon Republic - Mar 07 2014]
Navy will deploy first ship with laser weapon t... [Published Ars Technica - Mar 06 2014]
World Maritime Brief, 21 February 2014 [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Feb 21 2014]
Navy readies to deploy first warfare laser onbo... [Published Naval Open Source INTelligence - Feb 18 2014]
U.S. Navy to deploy ‘Star Wars’-like laser syst... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Feb 17 2014]
Lockheed Martin Shows Off High-Power Fiber Lase... [Published IEEE Spectrum - Feb 07 2014]
US military reveals laser can down drones, mortars [Published Space Daily - Dec 12 2013]
Hagel: Attacking Iran Still an Option [Published Antiwar.com - Dec 07 2013]
Fact Sheet for USS Ponce (LPD-15) [Published Silobreaker - Mar 20 2011]
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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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