directed-energy weapon


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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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Boeing has also shown interest in using directed-energy weapons to defeat the artillery threat.
But of the various types of directed-energy weapons under development, the closest to being fielded are those that use lasers.
The laser beam projected by a directed-energy weapon tends to suffer the same fate.
Almost two years ago, the AmericanPhysical Society (APS) drew together a study group of 15 distinguished physicists, some of whom are associated with laboratories that do significant amounts of defense-related research, to study the scientific and technological feasibility of these directed-energy weapons (DEW).
Under the agreement, the companies will engage in the cooperative development and selected application of Ionatron's LGE and LIPC directed-energy weapon systems and DRS's energy management systems and mobility platforms of its DRS Test & Energy Management unit in Huntsville, Alabama.
Under the agreement, the companies will engage in the cooperative development and selected application of Ionatron's Laser-Guided Energy (LGE) and Laser-Induced, Plasma-Channel (LIPC) directed-energy weapon systems and DRS's energy management systems and mobility platforms of its DRS Test & Energy Management unit in Huntsville, Alabama.
We are looking at whether you can demonstrate a mobile directed-energy weapon on a Humvee," he said in an interview.
In addition to this, Russia and China also started building directed-energy weapons technologies, which could be used to damage sensitive space technologies.
You're seeing this with directed-energy weapons like LaWS [laser weapons system] and the electromagnetic railgun and its high-velocity projectile," he said.
Navy leaders have made directed-energy weapons a top priority to counter asymmetric threats.
Responding to lawmakers' questions about how close the Army is to developing offensive and defensive directed-energy weapons, Mary J.
Navy leaders have made directed-energy weapons a top priority to counter what they call asymmetric threats, including unmanned and light aircraft and small attack boats that could be used to deny U.

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