Navy Secretary Plans To Release Directed-Energy Roadmap This Fall, Eying New Program In FY-18

By Justin Doubleday / July 28, 2015 at 1:09 PM
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus will release a roadmap later this year to guide the service's acquisition and fielding of directed-energy weapons, as he eyes establishing a program of record for such platforms in fiscal year 2018. Speaking at a July 28 industry conference in Tyson's Corner, VA, Mabus said he will put out a "comprehensive" roadmap this fall that follows up on the Navy's 2012 strategy for directed energy. The Navy Directed Energy Steering Group, a high-level group of officials...

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