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


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FLASH OF MIGHT Why laser weapons will be the future of warfare as Pentagon announces massive funding boost for ‘directed energy’ missiles

Jon Lockett | The UK Sun | Source URL The state-of-the-art weaponry has been the US Department of Defense’s dream for decades, but now has been deemed the time to make that dream a reality THE Pentagon is to plough tens of millions into developing state-of-the-art laser weapons – to […]

Strange Looking ‘Tesla Tower’ In Texas Aims To Transmute Electricity Wirelessly

Strange Looking ‘Tesla Tower’ In Texas Aims To Transmute Electricity Wirelessly

Arjun WaliaCE | Collective Evolution | Source URL Is it possible to transmit electricity wirelessly? Some claim yes, that this type of technology was not only utilized in ancient times, like in Egypt for example but also by 19th-century scientists and mystic Nikola Tesla. Although Tesla has become quite a […]

Congress Presses for Exact Timeline of Cuba Health Attacks

Susan Crabtree | Washington Free Beacon | Source URL A senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee is pressing the State Department for an exact timeline of when mysterious and still-unresolved health attacks began occurring against U.S. personnel in Cuba and China and is calling for the removal of […]

Evacuated after ‘health attacks’ in Cuba and China, diplomats face new ordeals in U.S.

WASHINGTON — Alone in her bed in a sprawling Chinese metropolis, Catherine Werner was jolted awake one night by a pulsing, humming sound. It seemed to be coming from a specific direction. Perhaps the A.C. unit in her upscale Guangzhou apartment was malfunctioning, the American diplomat thought. But at the […]

The US Marines want to mount powerful lasers on vehicles that can stun or attack out-of-control crowds

The US Marines want to mount powerful lasers on vehicles that can stun or attack out-of-control crowds

Jared Keller | Task & Purpose via Business Insider | Source URL The Marine Corps is on the hunt for a vehicle-mounted laser system that can produce “sustainable and controllable plasma at range” for the purposes of crowd control, according to a U.S. government solicitation. A Small Business Innovation Research […]

For Next Weapon in Anti-Protest Arsenal, US Military Building Plasma Gun Capable of Vaporizing Human Flesh

Jon Queally | The Anti-media | Source URL At its highest setting, the new laser weapon would painfully vaporize the outer layer of skin from 100 meters away. Also, this so-called “non-lethal” weapon can kill people. (CD) — From wood batons to stun batons to water cannons to sound cannons to. . .  frickin’ plasma lasers that can “vaporize” your skin? […]

Military Laser Systems Market Country Level Analysis, Current Industry Size & Future Prospective with Key Company Profiles: Northrop Grumman, Coherent, Lockheed Martin, Thales, Raytheon, BAE, Quantel

Press Release | Source URL Military Laser Systems Market Research Report 2018 published By Market Research Future, provides information on Global Military Laser Systems Industry Size, Share, Trends, Growth and Opportunity Assessment, Regional Analysis and Segmentation By Application (Military/Defense and Law Enforcement), by Technology (Laser Fiber, Solid Fiber, Chemical Laser, […]

Efficient generation of high-density plasma enabled by high magnetic field

PHYS.org | Source URL An international joint research group led by Osaka University demonstrated that it was possible to efficiently heat plasma by focusing a relativistic electron beam (REB) accelerated by a high-intensity, short-pulse laser with the application of a magnetic field of 600 tesla (T), about 600 times greater […]

Lockheed Martin Wins $289M Deal for M142 HIMARS Launchers

NASDAQ | Source URL Lockheed Martin Corp . LMT recently secured a $289.2-million modification contract for the delivery of 24 M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) launchers and spare parts. The contract was awarded by the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. Work related to the deal will be carried out […]

Defense Strategies Institute’s 2018 Directed Energy Day Announced

This year’s Directed Energy Day, occurring November 15, 2018, will provide a forum to discuss the efforts to develop and leverage DE technologies in support of U.S. national security needs and battlefield overmatch. The agenda is comprised of 8 unique and collaborative sessions with a focus on this year’s theme […]

US Intelligence thinks Russia may have microwaved US embassies in Cuba, China

Directed energy weapon could be responsible for auditory hallucinations, brain injuries. Sean Gallagher | Ars Technica | Source URL The effects of microwave radiation on humans have long been the focus of weapons research in the US and elsewhere. At some frequencies, microwaves can be used to cause great discomfort—including a burning […]

US Army developing laser system to beam power to drones to keep them in the air indefinitely

Mark Prigg | The Daily Mail | Source URL US Army researchers are developing ‘everlasting’ drones that can stay patrolling the skies indefinitely. Instead of returning to base to recharge their batteries, a laser system could simply ‘beam’ power to them. The US Army’s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center […]

‘Microwave weapons’ eyed as likely source of mystery ailments for US diplomats in Cuba, scientists say

FOXNews | Source URL A team of scientists has singled out what it claims left U.S. diplomats in Cuba sickened by mysterious ailments and symptoms in recent months, according to a new report. Douglas H. Smith, director of the Center for Brain Injury and Repair at the University of Pennsylvania, […]

‘Sonic weapon’ attacks on US diplomats in Cuba may have been caused by pulses of electromagnetic radiation, researcher claims

Mark Prigg | The Daily Mail | Source URL The strange symptoms affecting US Diplomats in Cuba are a result of exposure to pulsed radiofrequency/microwave electromagnetic radiation, a leading researcher has claimed. Beginning in 2016, personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba (as well as Canadian diplomats and family […]

Researcher links diplomats’ mystery illness to radiofrequency/microwave radiation

University of California – San Diego | Source URL Writing in advance of the September 15 issue of Neural Computation, Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD, professor of medicine at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, says publicly reported symptoms and experiences of a “mystery illness” afflicting American and Canadian diplomats […]

Hacked satellite systems could launch microwave-like attacks, expert warns

Alex Hern | The Guardian | Source URL The satellite communications that ships, planes and the military use to connect to the internet are vulnerable to hackers that, in the worst-case scenario, could carry out “cyber-physical attacks”, turning satellite antennas into weapons that operate, essentially, like microwave ovens. According to […]

Expert warns satellites could be hacked and used as giant ‘radio frequency weapons,’ as researchers gather in Las Vegas to hunt for bugs in communication systems and voting machines

The Daily Mail | Source URL Thousands of ethical hackers and security researchers have gathered in Las Vegas this week to address some of the biggest potential threats to cybersecurity. At the Black Hat information security conference, researchers have revealed how satellite communications could be used by hackers to launch […]

Team Dynetics Receives Contract for Next Phase of 100 kW-Class Laser Weapon System for U.S. Army

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Army awarded Dynetics, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and its partners a $10 million contract to continue development for the next phase of the High Energy Laser Tactical Vehicle Demonstrator (HEL TVD) program, a 100-kilowatt class laser weapon system. Laser weapons are […]

Strange ‘Sonic Attacks’ Against Diplomats Reach Epic Proportions

The bizarre “sonic attacks” against diplomats began in Cuba, but have now spread to other countries with over 200 illnesses reported. It all started in the fall of 2016 when diplomats at the United States Embassy in Cuba reported some hearing loss and mild brain damage after hearing unusual and puzzling sounds. SHTFPlan originally […]