Pentagon delays work on space-based neutral particle beam 'indefinitely'

September 4, 2019 at 1:18 PM
The Defense Department is delaying work on a space-based neutral particle beam "indefinitely," just months after revealing its plans to pursue the project, as DOD's research chief says the technology is not mature enough. Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike Griffin said the neutral particle beam project was being placed on hold when asked about DOD's directed-energy efforts today during the Defense News conference in Arlington, VA. "We're deferring work on neutral particle beams indefinitely," Griffin...

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