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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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Last year, Senator Heinrich led a bipartisan effort with industry, advocacy groups, and the military services to create the program and has worked over the last several years to increase funding and support for the development of directed energy weapons.
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3) Therefore, it is reasonable to band kinetic energy, potential energy, and some directed energy weapons together and call everything else nonkinetic.
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Pete Craig, chairman of the Joint Director of Laboratories Technology Panel for EW; and an update on Naval directed energy weapons programs.
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These platforms will be able to efficiently receive the technology of tomorrow--including electric drive, directed energy weapons and open architecture communications and combat systems.
During most of the 1980s and into the mid-1990s, he was responsible for Sandia's efforts in pulsed power R&D, inertial confinement fusion research, nuclear weapons simulations, directed energy weapons R&D, and commercial applications of pulsed power.

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