Air Force Directed Energy Report Argues Defensive Force Fields May Be “Just on the Horizon”

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Source: DoD, https://media.defense.gov/2020/Aug/11/2002475380/-1/-1/0/190523-N-N0204-1001C.JPG
Source: DoD, https://media.defense.gov/2020/Aug/11/2002475380/-1/-1/0/190523-N-N0204-1001C.JPG

July 27, 2021 | Originally published by The Drive on July 21, 2021

According to this article, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base, NM, released a report titled “Directed Energy Futures 2060,”  a new analysis of the Department of Defense’s investments into directed energy (DE) technologies. The article states that the reports make predictions about the future state of DE weapons and applications, offering a range of scenarios in which the United States might find itself either leading the field in DE or lagging behind peer-state adversaries.

 

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