Category Archives: Directed Energy

Book Review: Weapons in Space, by Karl Grossman (2001)

Weapons in Space is a booklet published in 2001 by Seven Stories Press as part of its Open Media Pamphlet Series. Written by journalist Karl Grossman, who also wrote about the potential dangers of nuclear-powered spacecraft like the Cassini. This … Continue reading

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Predators and Prey: The Rise of Drone Warfare

I was in New Mexico during the early part of the aughties, the era that, starting in 2001, brought in 9/11, which spawned the War on Terrorism, then the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. One thing these wars brought, along … Continue reading

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Recent news on lasers

The Air Force once canceled an Airborne Laser program that was mostly run out of Kirtland Air Force Base via the Directed Energy Directorate. But it seems they are getting back in the market for laser weapons: From Defensetech.org:  Contracts … Continue reading

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Starfire Laser Weapon Facility at Kirtland

This article from the New York Times gives information about the Starfire Optical Range at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque. Originally a government observatory it has been revealed recently that it has been used as a laser weapon facility. … Continue reading

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Compact, Portable, Pulsed Power and UNM

I wrote previously about UNM’s involvement with pulsed power research, specifically the E-Bomb. Here’s some more detailed information about one consortium where UNM was the lead university directing this research. In June of 2001 UNM received a grant from the … Continue reading

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Modern New Mexico Shaped by Big Military Projects – NMBW

This article from the New Mexico Business Weekly earlier this year gives an overview of how the economy and society of modern New Mexico was shaped by the military colonization of the state.  The nuclear and high tech research brought … Continue reading

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Air Force Drops Airborne Laser

Latest news about an old high tech military project I covered here before (https://elloborojo.wordpress.com/2010/06/27/gunship-lasers-developed-in-new-mexico/). Now the Airborne Laser is being discontinued. However I doubt the money saved will be going into anything like feeding the poor.  Not to mention the … Continue reading

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