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U.S. Forces Growing Confident in Prospect of Directed Energy

U.S. Forces Growing Confident in Prospect of Directed Energy

As the technology evolves, nations worldwide are keeping a finger on the pulse of directed energy (DE) and the opportunities it could entail for accurate, powerful and cost-effective weapons systems of the future. As with most experimental developments, most eyes are trained on the activity taking place in the United States, where significant investment is being made to further this progress.

 Non-Lethal Directed Energy Systems Solutions

Non-Lethal Directed Energy Systems Solutions

Directed energy represents a range of fledgling technology, some of which may well prove to be game-changers for the future of law enforcement. Investment into the research, development, and procurement of non-lethal weapons for law enforcement has recently included crowd control systems such as tear gases, malodorants, water cannons, sticky foam and electroshock solutions – all with varying degrees of success.

US Army gets world record-setting 60-kW laser

US Army gets world record-setting 60-kW laser

The U.S. Army is taking delivery of a 60 kilowatt-class laser from Lockheed Martin as the company wraps up demonstrations of the capability.
With no bullets, Mobile High-Energy Laser shoots drones from sky

With no bullets, Mobile High-Energy Laser shoots drones from sky

A Stryker combat vehicle equipped with a 5kW laser and an array of sensors spent several minutes scanning the horizon for a wayward "enemy" drone.