The 2,034-passenger Celebrity Constellation will move to the region in late 2016.
Peter Harris Security, military, Middle East The base will lower the British Navy's transaction costs in the Persian Gulf but it will not radically alter its already sizable role in the region. It was announced earlier this month that Britain would establish its first permanent military base in the Middle East since the 1970s. Show More Summary
ARLINGTON, Va: Officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced today the laser weapon system (LaWS) – a cutting-edge weapon that brings significant new capabilities to America’s Sailors and Marines – was for the first time successfully deployed and […]
This article originally appeared in the Washington Times: In a remarkable but thus-far unnoticed address on Dec. 5, Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, the crown prince of Bahrain (an island kingdom in the Persian Gulf and home to the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet), candidly analyzed the Islamist enemy and suggested important ways to fight it. Show More Summary
The U.S. Navy has a brand new futuristic weapon it can use to take out a variety of targets, including drones: A 30 kilowatt Laser Weapon System (LaWS) that’s already been designated as an “operational asset” in the Persian Gulf. FROM...Show More Summary
The new Navy Laser Weapon System now ready for action in the Persian Gulf is not only capable of blasting any “threat that comes inbound” into fiery smithereens, the Navy says — it’s cheap as well. With the new leaser weapon, known as...Show More Summary
The Laser Weapon System (LaWS) is a large cannon-shaped laser defense weapon created by the United States Office of Naval Research that has been approved for use in the Persian Gulf. The weapon, which is operated remotely with a video game-like controller, is capable of targeting and taking out drones. images via USNI News via […]
The Laser Weapon System or LaWS is a large cannon-shaped laser defense weapon created by the Office of Naval Research that has been approved for use in the Persian Gulf. The weapon, which is operated remotely with a video game-like controller, is capable of targeting and taking out drones. images via USNI News via USNI […]
The US navy has demonstrated a ship-mounted laser weapon system in the Persian Gulf, off the coast of Iran, capable of destroying targets on speeding boats or even aircraft with pin-point accuracy, it told reporters Wednesday. The laser weapon is 30 kilowatts in power, which makes it 30m times more...
Earlier in the year, the US Navy deployed its first combat-ready laser weapon system in the Persian Gulf -- and now, after some field testing, we have a glorious video of the laser being used to blow up (unmanned) boats and drones. I'm happy to report that laser weapons are as awesome as you may have hoped.
A new high-tech weapon has been tested by the U.S. Navy and reports say it was a huge success. The U.S. Navy’s new laser weapon is up and running in the Persian Gulf, and it is capable of disabling incoming planes or speedboats that could pose a threat to a ship by firing an invisible [...]
Drone, meet laser. On Wednesday, the U.S. Navy let the world watch its blandly named Laser Weapons System (LaWS) in action in the Persian Gulf. The 30-kilowatt laser cannon, installed on the USS Ponce, is "part of the ship, it looks like it's part of the ship, and it is part of the ship." says Rear Adm. Show More Summary
It's part of a $40-million R&D project to protect ships from a barrage of attackers.
The U.S. Navy is has declared an experimental laser weapon on its Afloat Forward Staging Base (AFSB) in the Persian Gulf an operational asset and U.S. Central Command has given permission for the commander of the ship to defend itself...Show More Summary
The U.S. Navy has released a video of a new laser weapon performing perfectly during tests completed in November. Read the rest
After months at sea patrolling the Persian Gulf region, the USS Ponce and its shiny new laser cannon have successfully confronted and destroyed not only an unmanned aerial vehicle but also an incoming speed boat and other moving targets—all without breaking a sweat. Read more...
The Navy's first operation laser cannon is now on active duty in Persian Gulf. Perched high above the bridge of America's Afloat Forward Staging Base, the USS Ponce, the Office of Naval Research's Laser Weapon System (LaWS) close-inShow More Summary
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