directed-energy weapon

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directed-energy weapon

A system using directed energy primarily as a direct means to damage or destroy enemy equipment, facilities, and personnel. See also directed energy; directed-energy device.
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Michael Griffin to implement and advance the directed energy weapons program.
The Defense Department is interested in deploying directed energy weapons on a variety of airborne platforms including next-generation fighters and drones.
During his visit, CNO held and all-hands call, and toured various labs and workspaces including electromagnetic launchers, hypervelocity projectiles, and directed energy weapons.
The defence agreement could also signal a potential for major development in the Directed Energy Weapons division of India.
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global directed energy weapons (DEW) market for 2016-2020.
Benford, Swegle, and Schamiloglu present a broad reference on high power microwaves for new and experienced researchers in the field, current or potential users of microwaves who are interested in the dramatically higher power levels now available, and decision makers in directed energy weapons acquisition.
Directed energy weapons, for example, might be able to shoot down missiles that cost a hundred times the price of a jolt of energy.
Brandenburg is a former consultant on Space Missile Defence and Directed Energy Weapons and is currently holding post as researcher at Orbital Technologies in Madison Wisconsin.
Spelling out the types of weapons that would be developed in future, Singer said directed energy weapons, "smart" improvised explosive devices, nanotech applications, bio-agents and genetic weaponry, chemical and hardware enhancements to the human body, autonomous armed robots, and electromagnetic pulse weaponry all may be deployable in the future.
New technologies such as directed energy weapons can be used for non-lethal area denial
Textron Defense Systems today said its Directed Energy Weapons business line has successfully tested its Joint High-Power Solid State Laser (J-HPSSL) laboratory demonstration device at average power levels in excess of 100 kilowatts.
5 million on the network-centric air defence element (NCADE) in Fiscal 2010, Michael Booen, Raytheon's vice president of directed energy weapons told FlightGlobal.

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