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Navy Chief John Richardson Wants Military to Boost Land-Based Missile Defense Systems

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson has called on other U.S. military services to send more land-based missile defense assets to the field to allow the Navy to use its fleet for other vital missions, National Defense Magazine reported Monday. The Navy deploys some of its destroyers and other ships to defend sites ashore against air-and-missile threats.

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Report: 2017 NDAA to Boost Laser Weapon Procurement Budget

The Defense Department will receive a 51 percent increase in funds to procure and develop laser weapons under the fiscal 2017 defense policy bill that President Obama signed into law last week, Military Times reported Wednesday. Shawn Snow writes the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act authorizes roughly $328 million for the development of directed-energy …

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Air Force Taps Stellar Science for Directed-Energy Weapons Simulation Project

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded Stellar Science a $7.4 million contract to build a computer simulation platform for testing high-powered weapon systems, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Wednesday. John Keller writes the company will also research and develop underlying directed-energy components through the AFRL’s Directed Energy High …

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Analysts Suggest US Develop More Directed Energy Weapons

Analysts suggest the U.S. should focus on developing directed energy weapons to counter future assaults on U.S. military’s freedom of movement, Defense News reports. The Washington-based Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments issued a report Thursday suggesting the U.S. would benefit from using alternately-powered weapons to respond to precision-guided cruise …

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