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A directed-energy weapon (DEW) is a system that uses directed energy, such as a particle beam, high-energy laser, laser zapper, high-powered and microwaves, primarily as a direct means to damage or destroy enemy equipment, facilities, and personnel. Whereas conventional weapons rely on either the kinetic or chemical energy of a sizable projectile to cause casualties and target damage, directed-energy weapons produce these effects by depositing energy on the target by bombarding them with either subatomic particles or electromagnetic waves at or near the speed of light.
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One obstacle for directed energy weapons is overcoming the perception that they are destined to fail.
Experts believe that of all the services the Navy holds the most promise for helping directed energy weapons become operationally viable systems in the near future.
As a result, this technology offers the promise of bringing reliable and precise directed energy weapons from the laboratory to the field -- from an exciting possibility to a confidence-building reality for warfighters.
The Navy is interested in fielding a solid-state-based directed energy system to counter the guided--and unguided--rocket, artillery, mortar and missile problem, says Stoudt, the service's senior technologist for directed energy weapons at the Naval Surface Warfare Center.
This concept will also be scalable to MW-class applications such as airborne directed energy weapons (DEW) and naval ship power generation.
com/prnh/20130307/600769 A Directed Energy Weapon (DEW) system is capable of selecting discrete targets which operate at the speed of light and cause disruptive effects to the equipment, facilities, or personnel.
Raytheon is paving the way for fielded directed energy weapon systems in the very near future with the demonstration of a Marine Humvee-based high energy laser.
The directed energy weapon produces a beam of electromagnetic energy, acoustic energy, or atomic/subatomic particles.
html Directed Energy Weapon Market Forecast and Analysis by Technology (HEL, HPM, Particle Beam), Product (Lethal, Non-Lethal), Application (Defense, Homeland Security) & by Geography (North America, Europe, Latin America, APAC, Middle East) - Global Forecasts and Analysis to 2013-2020 The directed energy weapon market research report categorizes the global market on the basis of technology, application, product, and regions for the forecast period from 2013 to 2020.
According to the market research report "Directed Energy Weapon Market Forecast and Analysis by Technology (HEL, HPM, Particle Beam), Product (Lethal, Non-Lethal), Application (Defense, Homeland Security) & by Geography (North America, Europe, Latin America, APAC, Middle East) - Global Forecasts and Analysis to 2013-2020" , published by MarketsandMarkets, the directed energy weapon market is projected to cross $18.

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