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May 1, 2019 | Source: The Drive, Joseph Trevithick, 19 March 2019
Pentagon Aims to Loft Particle Beam Anti-Missile Weapon Into Space in Four Years
After three decades, the Pentagon is betting big on their belief that a dream of the Star Wars initiative may now be closer to a practical concept. The Missile Defense Agency has...
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-...
February 25, 2019 | Source: insidedefense.com, Sara Sirota, 12 February 2019
Air Force Looking for Research on Bioeffects of Directed-Energy Applications
The Air Force Research Laboratory is calling for industry insight into the bioeffects of directed-energy applications, according to a Feb. 12 request for information published on...
August 13, 2018 | Source: The Strategy Bridge
The Dawn of Anti-Personnel Directed-Energy Weapons
Is it possible the maturation of one advanced technology can be such a disruptive innovation to the point where certain types of warfare begin to look different? [Laser] directed-...
DEW Countermeasures: A Notional Example of Hardening A System Against HPMs
INTRODUCTION Directed energy weapons (DEW)— which include high-energy lasers (HELs), high-power radio-frequency (RF)/ microwaves (HPMs) and particle beam weapons—pose a...
HPM DEWs and Their Effects on Electronic Targets
Directed-energy weapons (DEWs) show great promise for the U.S. Warfighter in that they are a speed-of-light, all-weather weapon that can generate a relatively unlimited number of...
Directed Energy Weapons: From War of the Worlds to the Modern Battlefield
“An almost noiseless and blinding flash of light … this invisible, inevitable sword of heat” : When H. G. Wells first wrote these words more than 100 years ago in his classic...