Developing the Technology and CONOPS to Bring Directed Energy to the Battlefield
With the groundbreaking testing of a Laser Weapons System aboard the USS Ponce and the Royal Navy looking to build on this before the end of the decade, directed energy systems have never been closer to becoming integrated as fully operational military systems.
The potential for the capabilities of the armed forces to block enemy electronics and communications, protect convoys in high risk zones, and protect critical land, naval and airborne assets is crucial in preparing for future threats, and is quickly becoming incorporated into the vision of nations with active programmes. Active denial systems and other non-lethal DES applications for police and civil enforcement remains a controversial topic, whilst also seeing vast investment and research in the area.
Challenges surrounding power supply, size and weight remain elemental in the research and development stage, whilst ruggedisation remains a key inhibitor to real-world deployment.
With unrivalled international participation, Directed Energy Systems 2016 is the perfect opportunity for you to engage with the world’s premier DES authorities.