Category: Weaponized Directed Energy

Directed Energy (DE) is an umbrella term covering technologies that produce concentrated electromagnetic (EM) energy and atomic or subatomic particles. A DE weapon is a system using DE primarily as a means to incapacitate, damage, disable, or destroy enemy equipment, facilities, and/or personnel.

Directed-energy warfare (DEW) is military action involving the use of DE weapons, devices, and countermeasures to incapacitate, cause direct damage or destruction of adversary equipment, facilities, and/or personnel, or to determine, exploit, reduce, or prevent hostile use of the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) through damage, destruction, and disruption.

It also includes actions taken to protect friendly equipment, facilities, and personnel and retain friendly use of the EMS. With the maturation of DE technology, weaponized DE systems are becoming more prolific, powerful, and a significant subset of the electronic warfare (EW) mission area.

DE examples include active denial technology, lasers, radio frequency (RF) weapons, and DE anti-satellite and high-powered microwave (HPM) weapon systems.​

Source: U.S. Army Weapons-Related Directed Energy (DE) Programs: Background and Potential


Articles:

China Develops Non-Lethal Microwave Radar Weapon:

Global Times Bloomberg Source URL China is developing a non-lethal weapon system based on microwave radar technology, which the chief engineer of the project said improves the country’s counter-terrorist and land and maritime border defense capabilities. Chief engineer of the project, surnamed Su, who is also a senior engineer from […]

China may deploy anti-satellite laser weapons next year able to destroy U.S. military satellites

China may deploy anti-satellite laser weapons next year able to destroy U.S. military satellites

Military & Aerospace Engineering | Source URL WASHINGTON – China’s military is expected to deploy a laser weapon capable of destroying or damaging U.S. military satellites in low earth orbit in the next year, the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) disclosed in a report on space threats. Bill Gertz at […]

YouTube Unleashed a Conspiracy Theory Boom. Can It Be Contained?

YouTube Unleashed a Conspiracy Theory Boom. Can It Be Contained?

Kevin Roose | The New York Times | Source URL Last month, the YouTube star Shane Dawson uploaded his new project: a 104-minute documentary, “Conspiracy Theories With Shane Dawson.” In the video, set to a spooky instrumental soundtrack, Mr. Dawson unspooled a series of far-fetched hypotheses. Among them: that iPhones […]

The Air Force Wants to Arm Fighter Jets With Laser Weapons

The Air Force Wants to Arm Fighter Jets With Laser Weapons

Futurism | Source URL Laser Jets In 2017, the U.S. Navy revealed its the Laser Weapons System (LaWS), which the media referred to as the world’s first active laser weapon — a futuristic turret mounted on a transport vessel. Now the U.S. Air Force wants to jump on the trend as well: it […]

Filin: Russian Navy Unveils New Weapon That Makes Enemy Hallucinate, Vomit

Filin: Russian Navy Unveils New Weapon That Makes Enemy Hallucinate, Vomit

Callum Paton | Newsweek | Source URL Two Russian naval vessels have been fitted with a defensive weapon, which, during testing, caused some subjects to hallucinate and vomit because of its disorientating effect. RIA Novosti, Russia’s domestic state news agency, reported that a Russian military contractor had begun supplying the […]

China has developed the world’s first hypersonic railgun that’s capable of destroying targets 124 miles away and it ‘will be ready for warfare by 2025’

China has developed the world’s first hypersonic railgun that’s capable of destroying targets 124 miles away and it ‘will be ready for warfare by 2025’

The Daily Mail | Source URL China‘s hypersonic naval gun which is said to be capable of striking targets 124 miles away at more than seven times the speed of sound will be ready for warfare by 2025, insiders have revealed. The ship-mounted super weapon has been one of Beijing’s […]