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:

Coming soon to the US Army: Combat-capable hypersonic and laser weapons

Coming soon to the US Army: Combat-capable hypersonic and laser weapons

Jen Judson | Defense News | Source URL WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army will field a hypersonic weapon and a directed-energy weapon in less than four years, with the Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office leading the charge, according to the RCCTO director. The office will deliver a battery of […]

Improve your memory, treat dementia, alleviate depression and ease migraine with a ZAP to the brain

Improve your memory, treat dementia, alleviate depression and ease migraine with a ZAP to the brain

Thea Jordan | The Daily Mail | Source URL Though it may sound like something from science fiction, brain zapping — or neuro-electrostimulation, as it’s known — is already being used to treat a variety of ailments. Researchers at Boston University recently reported that zapping the brains of older people […]

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 […]