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Directed Energy Systems 2017 - Survey Results - Infographic

Directed Energy Systems 2017 - Survey Results - Infographic

The age of directed energy is rapidly – moving forward. No longer are those involved in this field primarily focused on issues of policy and possibility, but instead are fixed on the advancement of the technology into utility – exploring issues of integration, scale and operational application.

DefenceIQ consulted over 300 people involved or interested in the international defence and security arena to find out the prevalent opinions on the DE issues of today.

We made some interesting findings, including the fact that most of these people are concerned that potential adversaries will develop DE systems in the next five years, and that the technological gap creating the biggest obstacle to operational use is the risk of collateral damage.

The Directed Energy Systems conference returns to London; 30 October – 1 November. The theme for DES 2018 is "Transitioning to The Warfighter: Earning a place onto platforms and into operations”.

The Directed Energy Systems conference returns to London; 30 October – 1 November. The theme for DES 2018 is "Transitioning to The Warfighter: Earning a place onto platforms and into operations”.

Inside the rapidly growing directed energy systems market

Inside the rapidly growing directed energy systems market

A lot is currently happening in the directed energy systems space. Seen as potential game changers in future military activities. Able to engage rapidly and precisely with agile targets at a low cost, they are seen as potential game changers for future military activities, particularly for countering a variety of threats, such as UAVs, adversary artillery or missiles. 

Ahead of this year’s Directed Energy Systems conference, Defence IQ selected key programmes and news from all around the world. In this news digest are included, among others:
  • The US Air Force’s Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation office’s request for information to industry partners to counter UAVs with directed energy
  • The UK’s potential integration of directed energy onto its newly unveiled ‘Tempest’ aircraft
  • South Korea’s plans to build a counter-UAVs laser weapon system