What do you get when you cross racing cars and warships? Combat lasers, apparently! Dragonfire, the Royal Navy’s chosen Laser Directed Energy Weapon (LDEW) system, has been proposed for the next generation of defensive systems aboard warships (and, most likely, eventually for civilian ships as an anti-piracy measure), to defeat not only incoming anti-ship missiles, […]

When the fictional Ellen Ripley was brought aboard Gateway Station for recovery, during ‘Aliens‘, it seemed like a generic concept which might, some day, become a reality. Now it seems as if NASA’s planning to create the real thing. Granted, it’s technically termed ‘Lunar Gateway’ and to be placed in our moon’s orbit, not Earth’s, […]