Particle Beam Weapons: Technology Areas, Advantages and Limitations

Part 1 of this article last month covered directed energy weapons, kinetic energy weapons and particle beam weapons. This part covers the involved technology areas and advantages as well as limitations...

Should LAWs Be Outlawed: What Autonomous Weapons Are Up To

EDI, a fighter jet based on F/A-37 Talon, is a fictional lethal autonomous weapon (LAW) designed to carry out airborne attacks on enemies and come back home in time for dinner...

Directed Energy Weapons: Particle Beam Weapons

This articles focuses on new class of weapons known as directed energy weapons (DEWs) along with with the exception of particle beam weapons (PBWs) and laser-induced plasma channel (LIPC) weapons that...

Precision-Guided Munitions: Guidance Techniques (Part 1 of 4)

Precision has always been one of the five most important attributes of a weapon, with operational range, striking power, volume of fire and portability being the other four. The state-of-the-art precision-guided...

IRNSS: India’s Attempt At Gaining Independence From GPS

“Indian Regional Navigation Spacecraft System (IRNSS) is the Indian navigation system that envisages the establishment of the regional navigation system using a combination of geostationary orbit (GEO) and geosynchronous orbit (GSO)...

Directed Energy Weapons: More On High-Energy Laser Weapons (Part 8 of 8)

In this concluding part of the article, let us wrap up by learning some more about high-energy laser weapons. Beam combination of multiple lasers Power scale-up to ten to hundreds of kilowatts in...

Precision-Guided Munitions: Laser-Guided Munitions (Part 2 of 4)

Laser-guided munitions are the most widely exploited electro-optically-guided precision-strike munitions on various land based, sea based and airborne military platforms, such as main battle tanks, armoured fighting vehicles, ships, fighter aircrafts...

Command and Cruise Control Operations in American Defence

Continue reading previous part In the last four parts of this article we covered air defence warfare, electronic warfare (EW), under-sea warfare, strike warfare and air operations. In this concluding part, let...

Directed Energy Weapons: Less-Lethal Laser Weapons

Under directed energy weapons, so far we have covered particle beam weapons and high-power microwaves. Let us now take a look at some less-lethal laser weapons. Directed energy laser systems are generally...

IESA Conducts Aerospace & Defence Seminar

IESA conducted an aerospace and defense seminar on 22nd April, 2016. The Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and The Order of Friendship Awardee, Dr. A.S.Pillai, currently working as advisor to ISRO, presented the seminar...