KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – Directed-energy weapons can involve any weapon that uses the electromagnetic spectrum, yet most are a far cry from the weapons imagined in science fiction. Forbes reports. Continue reading original article
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19 Aug. 2021 -- Given the potential of directed-energy weapons, the United States does not want to fall behind other countries, as happened with hypersonic weapons.
Recently, the U.S. Air Force assembled a panel of experts to evaluate the future of these weapons, forecasting out to 2060, with their final report being released last month.
The report predicts an important future for directed energy weapons, potentially including space-based weapon systems, laser weapons, force fields, and electromagnetic weapons that can emit focused rays of EMP energy.
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