"Directed energy is a game-changing technology" - Insights from Colonel E. Thompson, Air Combat Command US Air Force

"Directed energy is a game-changing technology" - Insights from Colonel E. Thompson, Air Combat Command US Air Force

In the run-up to Directed Energy Systems 2018, we had the opportunity to discuss with Colonel Michael E. Thompson, Chief, Advanced Weapons Systems (A5/8ZW), HQ Air Combat Command USAF and speaker at the event. He provides here an exclusive preview of this brief at the conference and share insights on what Directed Energy Systems mean for the USAF and how they are using them, the challenges they are encountering and what is the reality of implementing the technology onto a F-35.


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