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directed-energy weapon

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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Fielding directed energy weapons "would help reverse the trend we see today .
A number of factors, such as increasing demand of lasers in navy, policy, and legal implications for DEWs, demand for non-lethal deterrents that continue to grow, and necessity of precision drive the directed energy weapons market.
Navy officials see lasers and other directed energy weapons, like the forthcoming magnetic rail gun, as the next in a long line of technologies that have fundamentally changed the way wars are fought.
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The new system "combines kinetic and directed energy weapons capability," said Michael Rinn, vice president of Boeing directed energy systems.
NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that 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.
In this report, the riot control systems market covers technology types such as Directed Energy Weapons, Kinetic Impact Weapons and Chemical Agents.
The continuing goal is to deploy ships with an appropriate weapons mix, possibly one day including directed energy weapons, to engage and defeat any potential adversary across the spectrum of naval warfare," said Rear Adm.
NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the creation of a Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) business line led by Dr.
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Stoudt, senior technologist for directed energy weapons at the Naval Surface Warfare Center.

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