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The Role of D.E.W. in Countering the Piracy Threat

The Role of D.E.W. in Countering the Piracy Threat

A presentation on countering piracy with non-lethal weaponry. Discussed by RAdm. Massimo Annati, ITN (ret’d), Non-Lethal “Capabilities,” Directed Energy “Capabilities,” Laser Dazzling, and other laser tehchnology, as well as Acoustic Hailing Devices and more!

 AFRL Vision for DE Systems

AFRL Vision for DE Systems

Dr. Robert E. Peterkin, Chief Scientist, Directed Energy Directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory, discusses opportunities for Industry, future applications and research, and the Importance of C-DES.
Power and Thermal Challenges in the integration of laser weapon systems for DoD platforms

Power and Thermal Challenges in the integration of laser weapon systems for DoD platforms

Dr. Sean Ross, Air Force Research Labs (AFRL) Directed Energy Liaison Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Acquisition Science, Technology, and Engineering Directorate (SAF/AQR), presents on research and applications, future interest areas, and next generation technology.
Operationalizing Directed Energy

Operationalizing Directed Energy

David C. Stoudt, Ph.D., Engineering Fellow for Directed Energy at Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., discusses challenges to operationalizing DE, operational applications, and requirements for future initiatives.
Directed Energy Employment and Warfighter Risk Considerations

Directed Energy Employment and Warfighter Risk Considerations

Scott Boyd, Joint Test Director of NSWC Dahlgren, and MAJ Jeff Nelson, USA Deputy Test Director of JT&E present on airspace deconfliction and fire control measures, collateral and civilian concerns for employment, and the J-FLaME and JLaSE Joint Feasibility Study.

Warfighter Perspectives on Operational Challenges and Advantages of DES

Warfighter Perspectives on Operational Challenges and Advantages of DES

Major General John McMullen, Vice Commander of Air Combat Command, USAF, presents on the requirements for multi-domain capabilities, systems reliability and operator level maintenance, and user feedback from DES exercises and testing.

Directed Energy Challenges and Solutions for the U.S. Navy

Directed Energy Challenges and Solutions for the U.S. Navy

John Fiore, Technical Director of NSWC Dahlgren Division, presents on integrating DES to various USN Platforms, the special considerations for operating in the Sea Domain, recent developments and the way forward for USN Directed Energy programs.
Integrating Directed Energy into the Army Counter UAS Strategy

Integrating Directed Energy into the Army Counter UAS Strategy

COL(R) John Haithcock, Director of Fires Battle Lab for the U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence, presents on incorporating DE Systems into teamed maneuver exercises, determining unit level SHORAD capabilities, and recent testing and development results.

Laser Technologies at AFRL

Laser Technologies at AFRL

Dr. Richard Bagnell, SHiELD Program Manager for the Air Force Research Laboratory, presents on AFRLs SHiELD program update, challenges and developments for airborne DES, and future program initiatives.

Power Generation and Storage Solutions for Directed Energy Systems

Power Generation and Storage Solutions for Directed Energy Systems

Sarwat Chappell, Program Officer for Weapons,Power & Energy for the Office of Naval Research-Code 333, presents on battery storage vs. energy generation, laser turn on time reliability, and requiring an independent fueling source.
Taking High Energy Lasers from the Laboratory to the Field

Taking High Energy Lasers from the Laboratory to the Field

Tom Webber, Director of Technical Center for the USASMDC/ARSTRAT, presents on maturing HEL technology, demonstrating HEL systems, and collaborating with the Warfighter.