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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