directed-energy device

directed-energy device

A system using directed energy primarily for a purpose other than as a weapon. Directed-energy devices may produce effects that could allow the device to be used as a weapon against certain threats; for example, laser rangefinders and designators used against sensors that are sensitive to light. See also directed energy; directed-energy weapon.
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For directed-energy devices to become more useful, they should beam data into cell-phone warning networks, Rand researchers say.

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