Air Force looking to establish directed-energy, counter-UAS programs of record in near-term

By Sara Sirota  
September 6, 2019 at 3:39 PM
The Air Force’s directed-energy researchers are engaging with acquisition officials about establishing programs of record for DE weapons and counter-unmanned aerial systems in the near future. Michael Jirjis, who oversees DE testing for the service’s strategic development planning and experimentation office, is holding discussions with the program executive officers for digital and weapons about both a DE-specific line item record and a DE on-ramp within the anticipated C-UAS program. Jirjis told Inside Defense today that he believes Air Force...

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