Featured Speakers :

Mike Rinn
Vice President and Programme Manager, Directed Energy Systems
Air Force Space Command
Dr J Douglas Beason
Former Chief Scientist and DE Expert
Air Force Space Command
Lebedev Physical Institute
Professor Andrey Ionin
Chief Scientist and Head of Gas Lasers Lab
Lebedev Physical Institute
French-German Research Institute of St. Louis (ISL)
Dr Michael von Salisch
Senior Scientist, Special Laser Applications
French-German Research Institute of St. Louis (ISL)
European Working Group on Non-Lethal Weapons
Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Massimo Annati
European Working Group on Non-Lethal Weapons
Colonel Fabian Ochsner
Vice President Marketing and Product Management
Diehl BGT
Dr Robert Stark
Head of High Frequency and Pulsed Power Technology
Diehl BGT
Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr Michael Cathcart
Principal Research Scientist
Georgia Institute of Technology

Leading the way to Operational Directed Energy

Directed energy systems continue to show great promise but widespread adoption remains elusive. Though there are an exciting number of working systems, challenges remain with requirements for safe power storage, ruggedisation and miniaturisation, whilst there are still questions as to where DE will fit in with existing arsenals.

As Militaries worldwide look to reduce their spending, it has never been more important to realise the potential of directed energy systems – nor has there been a better opportunity to do so. Directed energy offers the chance for efficient, deep magazine capabilities that can deliver the long term savings needed whilst simultaneously enhancing defence capability.

And of course, directed energy holds enormous potential non-lethal operations. Police forces worldwide are looking to gain safe, reliable, and effective enhancements to their arsenals - from car-stopping microwave systems to laser dazzlers, directed energy is a hugely promising option. On the other hand, these same capabilities are attractive to criminal and terrorist organisations - we must act now to understand the potential threat and come up with workable solutions.

From non-lethal high power microwaves to drone busting high energy lasers, it is essential that you stay abreast of developments at Directed Energy Systems 2014.

DefenceIQ’s Directed Energy Systems 2014 is an unmissable chance to meet the world’s leading experts from military, civil, and research backgrounds, allowing you to:

With unrivalled international participation, Directed Energy Systems 2014 is the perfect opportunity for you to engage with the world’s premier DES authorities. Don’t stand idly by – download the draft agenda and register your place now to help make 2014 the year directed energy goes mainstream.

Testimonials from 2013’s event:

“I think this DES meeting was the best one in several years. There was a good selection of speakers. I also think the roundtables on Day 1 were great.”
Michael Cathcart, Georgia Institute of Technology
“The speakers are excellent.”
Seng Guan Lee, DSO National Laboratories
“Overall very good speaker panel… very good conference.”
David Jackson, Thales Optronics

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