Army hopes to expand directed-energy efforts

By Connie Lee / March 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Should the Army receive a funding increase, leaders aim to concentrate its directed-energy work on accelerating power increases and expanding usage, according to the service's vice chief of staff. "[T]he power determines the range, and the range determines the effects that you're trying to achieve against multiple adversary capabilities that they're trying to throw against us," Gen. Daniel Allyn said during a Feb. 27 interview. The Army has multiple directed-energy efforts underway, including an initiative to develop a 50 kW...

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