The Rapid Equipping Force was created in order to realize the need for non-standard equipment needs to meet the demands of new terrain, warfare tactics and their assigned missions. With the main entity focusing on quick reaction capability for getting urgent materiel solutions into the hands of Soldiers, this brief will highlight those efforts across the DE and related electronic warfare fronts.
Understanding the critical DE needs of our partner nations is massively important to understanding the bespoke needs of DE technologies globally. To better understand our own capabilities, it is always helpful to know of our partner nations’ needs as well, and with the second largest Army in the world, the perspective of our partner nation, India, is even more important.
DASD Dare supports USD(R&E)’s mission to develop capability overmatch for our Warfighters by establishing policy and advances leading edge technologies through the development of advanced technology concepts and prototypes. By working closely with interagency partners, academia, industry and governmental labs, he identifies, develops and demonstrates multi-domain technologies and concepts that address high-priority DoD, multi-Service, and Combatant Command warfighting gaps.
With a keen focus on the lines of supporting efforts from associated System Integration Laboratories (SILs), this session will highlight the enabling efforts to supply next generation high energy laser systems for the Army.
As the threat of directed energy weapons continues to proliferate across near-peer adversaries, the need to understand how directed energy capabilities will affect the Warfighter is of paramount importance. Our speaker will highlight US Army efforts to prevent and reduce DE-related injuries.
DE-STAR or Directed Energy System for Targeting of Asteroids and Exploration (DE-STAR) is a proposed system to deflect asteroids, comets, and other near-Earth objects that pose a credible risk of impact. With massive applications across the DoD ecosystem, this program is poised to draw interest due to the ongoing conversations about potentially leveraging DE in space as a means to meet next-gen missile threats.