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Archive: July, 2022

July 30, 2022

Marines Corps ARV to Be Armed With New Laser Weapons

The U.S. Marine Corps Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV), a new platform in prototype form waiting for additional service testing and evaluations, will likely include a range of laser weapons systems. The ARV program, which could enter production sometime next year, is a key part of the U.S. Marine Corps strategy for future amphibious warfare, particularly in the Pacific theater. The service is now evaluating two industry prototype offerings, and vehicles from both Textron and General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) will soon be delivered to the service.

July 21, 2022

MARTAC Demonstrates Surveillance Potential of USVs for U.S. Navy

A family of high-speed unmanned surface vehicles has been getting a lot of play in naval exercises over the last year, helping the U.S. Navy to determine future requirements for USVs in roles such as maritime domain awareness. Maritime Tactical Systems (MARTAC) operates a fleet of USVs the Navy has used in experimentation in such areas as the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command region and Australia.

July 1, 2022

US Navy, Air Force running ‘capstone test’ of new high-power microwave missile

The U.S. Navy and Air Force research laboratories are wrapping up a five-year joint effort to advance high-power microwave technology this summer with two months of testing in California. The High-Powered Joint Electromagnetic Non-Kinetic Strike Weapon, known as HiJENKS, uses microwave technology to disable an adversary’s electronic systems. The Air Force Research Laboratory and the Office of Naval Research are conducting the capstone tests at Naval Air Station China Lake.