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Dr. Shingo Maeda EW research section, EW research division
Japanese Ministry of Defense


Day 1

09:40 AM JAPAN’S VISION FOR DIRECTED ENERGY SYSTEMS, AS FORCE MULTIPLIERS AND AS A LOGICAL NEXT STEP IN DEVELOPMENT

  • An overview of Japan’s current strategic threat landscape, with regard to missile/air/naval threats, and how and why this underlines the importance of DES development
  • Future DES vision – from GBAD to naval capability enhancement
  • Challenges and lessons from Japan’s own laser programme, and what opportunities exist for international development and coordination In this field