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March 26, 2019 | Source: www.popularmechanics.com, Popular Mechanics, Kyle Mizokami, 18 March 2019
The Pentagon Wants to Test a Space-Based "Particle Beam" by 2023
The U.S. Department of Defense wants to test a directed energy weapon in space, one that it hopes will someday destroy ballistic missiles moments after launch. The weapon, a so-...
March 12, 2019 | Source: Laser Focus World, Jeff Hecht, 1 November 2018
High-Power Military Lasers: The Pentagon’s Laser Weapon Plans Expand
The Pentagon’s laser weapon programs are multiplying in the wake of continued advances in high-energy solid-state lasers, encouraging results from field trials, and the...
September 10, 2018 | Source: Defense News, defenswnews.com, 14 August 2018, Jen Judson
Space-Based Laser Weapons Could Ultimately Take out Missile Threats in Boost Phase
The Pentagon is eyeing space-based laser weapons technology as the ultimate solution to defeat a missile threat in its boost phase of flight, but the Defense Department is not yet...
July 16, 2018 | Source: Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Missile Threat Project, missilethreat.csis.org, June 2018
Ballistic and Cruise Missiles and the Air and Missile Defense Systems Designed to Defeat Them
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Missile Defense Project, Missile Threat Website The Missile Threat website brings together authoritative and up-to-date open...
May 15, 2018 | Source: NBC News, nbcnews.com, 4 December 2017, Cynthia McFadden, et al.
Could Microwave Weapon Fry North Korean Missile Controls?
The U.S. has microwave weapons that proponents believe could stop North Korea from launching missiles by frying their electronics. The microwave weapons, known as CHAMP, for...
April 23, 2018 | Source: Signal, afcea.org, 1 January 2018, Kimberly Underwood
Warships Set to Make Waves With Powerful Lasers
The U.S. Navy is accelerating efforts to place the weapon systems on guided missile destroyers. The U.S. Navy has identified laser weapons as an urgent capability need, and after...
February 8, 2018
Shortages and Risks to the U.S. Energetic Materials Supply Chain
What are the potential risks to the U.S. energetic materials supply chain? DSIAC staff conducted research on the energetic materials supply chain and provided links to a...
January 15, 2018 | Source: Business Insider; By: Alex Lockie
Defense Insiders Are Pushing a Non-Lethal Microwave Missile That They Say Could Stop North Korea's Launches in Their Tracks
The White House has been informed of a newly developed cruise missile that proponents say could knock out North Korean missile launches in their tracks without killing anyone, NBC...
January 15, 2018 | Source: Physics Today, physicstoday.scitation.org, 17 November 2017
Did a Warhead’s Refurbishment Enhance its Military Capabilities?
In a brief press release last month, the US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced it had completed, on time and within budget, the...
December 4, 2017 | Source: Military & Aerospace Electronics, militaryaerospace.com, 21 November 2017, John Keller
MDA Surveying Industry for Missile Simulations to Enhance Missile Defense
U.S. missile defense experts are surveying industry to find companies able to develop computer simulations of enemy missiles and missile-related observables to help government and...