Northrop Grumman is Developing Laser Weapons for the Navy

The U.S. Navy has selected Northrop Grumman to develop a ship-board laser weapon. The deal has three phases: initial design, ground testing, and finally, weapons testing aboard a ship. Northrop Grumman will design and demonstrate a 150-kilowatt-class solid state (electric) laser weapon system. The $53 million deal could extended to become a $91 million, three year project.
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Navy Considers Accelerating Electromagnetic Railgun Development

The U.S. Navy was planning to test an electromagnetic railgun at sea later this year, but officials are considering postponing or skipping the demonstration in order to speed up the project. The test, which is planned to be based out of the Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, would involve using a prototype of the futuristic weapon to hit a floating barge in the ocean.

Navy Demonstrates Firefighting Robot

A firefighting robot was revealed at the Naval Future Force Science & Technology EXPO last week. The robot, called the Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR), was developed by researchers at Virgi... Read More...