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Until 2008 Applied Energetics was known as Ionatron and had focused on using lasers to develop technology that would thwart improvised explosive devices used against the military.
... agreement with contract manufacturer laser Light Technologies to jointly develop processes for micromachining applications. According to filings with the US SECurities & Exchange Commission (SEC), in its previous guise as Ionatron the company ...

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 being ...
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.
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.
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.

ION was the stock market symbol for Ionatron, the company that managed to convince Paul Wolfowitz, the Deputy Defense Secretary during the early years of the George W. Bush administration, to give the firm $30 million for its bomb-zappers.
For years, Pentagon officials and the president blasted journalists for disclosing details about a miracle weapon that could destroy improvised explosive devices with bolts of man-made lightning.
Some members of Congress, especially those from Mississippi where Ionatron 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.
Times are tough all over. But they're particularly rough for the lightning gun company with a sketchy past and indicted investors.
the Pentagon continues to pour funding into Arizona-based laser plasma lightning 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 begin ...
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.
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.
If at first you don't succeed, change names and start again. DANGER ROOM's favorite lightning weapons-maker, Ionatron, has announced it's changing names to Applied Energetics Co. and focusing on more than just lightning weapons. The Arizona Daily ...
Responding to a call from then-Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz for U.S. industry to join the IED struggle, Ionatron sent Wolfowitz a video in early 2005 showing a generator, a Tesla coil to concentrate voltage and an aluminum probe from ...
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?
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?

Ionatron Just when you thought allegations of general sleaziness against lightning-gun maker Ionatron couldn't get any worse, turns out the Securities and Exchange Commission has charged the wife of former Ionatron CEO Thomas Dearmin with passing on ...
Ionatron, 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 ...
The US Navy will put nearly $10m into development of "man-made lightning" 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 Plasma ...
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, eventually ...






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