Inside Tucson Business
September 30, 2012
March 26, 2012
... agreement with contract manufacturer laser
Light Technologies to jointly develop processes for micromachining applications. According to filings with the US SEC
urities & Exchange Commission (SEC), in its previous guise as Ionatron
the company ...
August 29, 2011
How much should you pay for a futuristic lightning
weapon that promises to explode roadside bombs
before they harm U.S. troops? Like anything, it probably depends on who you buy it from, and the Pentagon
has now spent over $50 million on one beingÃÂ ...
August 12, 2011
Formerly known as Ionatron
, the company was founded in 2002 during the early days of the war
on terror, when it marketed its technology
as a Star Trek-style phaser that could shoot bolts of lightning
at potential enemies.
Wired News (blog)
August 10, 2011
Ironically, this news came the same day that the company (formerly known as Ionatron
) held a conference call with investors
, which didn't mention the loss of the contract.
August 5, 2011
It's, in a word, unbelievable. technologist
Cody Oliver was digging through eBay for parts to build a robot
car that Elon Musk could drive around Burning man
, when he came across surplus equipment from defense contractors
Omnitech Robotics and Ionatron
Wired News (blog)
August 4, 2011
Wired News (blog)
March 28, 2011
Center for Public Integrity
March 26, 2011
Some members of Congress, especially those from Mississippi
had leased some space, were enthused too, and JIEDDO took it on, despite skepticism from scientists
, who said the device would be rendered useless by damp ground or dust.
November 10, 2009
August 26, 2009
continues to pour funding into Arizona
blaster-gun firm Applied Energetics, formerly known as Ionatron
. The US Army
says that the firm's lightning guns
are "approaching the level of maturity needed to beginÃÂ ...
July 30, 2009
Once, a company called Ionatron
promised to build the military real-life lightning guns
that would blow up improvised bombs
in exchange for tens of millions of taxpayer dollars.
April 9, 2008
A law firm representing pissed-off investors
in a lightning
weapons maker scored what looks like an early victory in a lawsuit against the company.
February 20, 2008
If at first you don't succeed, change names and start again. DANGER ROOM's favorite lightning
, has announced it's changing names to Applied Energetics Co. and focusing on more than just lightning weapons. The Arizona
October 1, 2007
Responding to a call from then-Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz
for U.S. industry to join the IED
sent Wolfowitz a video in early 2005 showing a generator, a Tesla coil to concentrate voltage and an aluminum probe from ...
August 15, 2007
Are you disillusioned with Ionatron
and all those other far-fetched weapons that just don't seem to go anywhere? Are you looking for a new ray gun
that will blast missiles out of the air?
August 9, 2007
Can life get any worse for Ionatron
, the cash-burning lightning
-weapon maker that still enjoys a small, but determined band of hard-core groupies?
June 27, 2007
Just when you thought allegations of general sleaziness against lightning
couldn't get any worse, turns out the Securities and Exchange Commission
has charged the wife of former Ionatron CEO
Thomas Dearmin with passing onÃÂ ...
April 26, 2007
, the lightning gun company
that the DANGER ROOM has frequently covered, isn't throwing in the towel. Yes, it's true that many, many, many millions of dollars later, we still don't see any fieldable lightning gun
, but that doesn't seem to ...
April 25, 2007
The US Navy
will put nearly $10m into development of "man
" blaster weapons. In a release dated yesterday, Arizona
-based company Ionatron
announced that it had won a contract worth $9,839,094 to develop its laser
Induced PlasmaÃÂ ...
Seeking Alpha (blog)
August 31, 2006
Insider Score Logo From InsiderScore: Vice Chairman Selling on Weakness: Two days after stepping down from the Chief Executive Officer
post, the co-founder of controversial "directed-energy" weapons maker Ionatron
Inc. (IOTN) sold stock, eventuallyÃÂ ...