Directed Energy

Weapons that emit energy in an aimed direction without the means of a projectile.

Recent Inquiries

Current Technologies for Detecting Electromagnetic Energy

What are the current state-of-the-art technologies and equipment for detecting electromagnetic spectrum energy?

Directed Energy Weapons Information for the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School Space Test Center

Can you provide information on directed energy weapons for a U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School Space Test Center course?

Counter-Directed Energy for UAVs

What technologies exist to protect unmanned aerial vehicles against counter-directed energy systems?



How Decades of Expertise With the Fourth State of Matter Could Bring Satellites Closer to Earth

Thousands of satellites take pictures, gather information, and relay internet traffic from high above the Earth. Now, the challenge is making satellites that operate closer to home in what is called a very low earth…

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New Marine Radios Cement Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — In a decisive move meant to ensure dominance over the electromagnetic spectrum, Marine Corps Systems Command is on track to upgrade 50,000 legacy radios with state-of-the-art, multichannel, crypto-compliant models…

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DISA Releases New Electromagnetic Spectrum Capability to Enhance Modern Warfighting

The Defense Information Systems Agency announced the release of the initial features for Electromagnetic Battle Management – Joint, or EMBM-J, Dec. 6, which improves the U.S. military’s situational awareness of the electromagnetic spectrum, or EMS,…


Supporting high-energy lasers for combat

Experimental Protective Coatings for CDEW Applications

Researchers have taken many avenues to mitigate how high-energy laser (HEL) weapons affect platform survivability because of size, weight, performance, and cost factors. Protective coatings offer a cheap, lightweight option for counter directed energy weapons…

High-Power, Radio Frequency/Microwave, Directed Energy Weapons Models and Simulations

This webinar presentation will provide a survey overview of the state of the art in modeling and simulation (M&S) tools related to researching and developing high-power, radio frequency/microwave, directed energy weapons (HPM DEWs) and evaluating…

Survivability Against High-Power, Radio Frequency/Microwave, Directed Energy Weapons

Modern military systems and supporting infrastructure depend upon sensitive semiconductor electronic components to provide their sensing, communications, and weapon system functions. These electronic devices are known to be potentially vulnerable to high-power electromagnetic sources and…


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Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) 2024 Conference

The 10th Annual CEMA Conference comes at a critical inflection point for electronic warfare (EW). After a 30+ year hiatus, the Army is on the cusp of fielding a variety of terrestrial and airborne EW…

EWA Technical Conference and the Dixie Crow Symposium

The 48th Dixie Crow Technical Symposium will take place at the Century of Flight Hangar Museum of Aviation, located on Robins Air Force Base (AFB), GA. Events include technical short courses, electromagnetic warfare (EW)/intelligence, surveillance,…

The Directed Energy Systems Symposium

The Directed Energy Systems Symposium focuses on systems aspects of directed energy in a limited-attendance environment. Some portions of the Systems Symposium are held at a CUI/Limited Distribution level while others are conducted at the…