High energy lasers engage at the speed of light and provide multiple vectors to respond to constantly evolving threats, as they reduce the logistics trail associated with conventional kinetic weapon systems. For these efforts and more, the Army is executing a new path forward for delivering new weapons from laboratories to combat units to enable training, theater operations, and continuous feedback.
The Industrial Policy office supports the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment by providing detailed analysis and in-depth understanding of the increasingly global, commercial, and financially complex industrial supply chain essential to our national defense. This session will highlight the ongoing technological efforts to support DE industrial policy support efforts and aims.
The impetus to making DE more readily available for operations across the Armed Services lies in getting these technologies into the hands of Warfighters. In doing so, the DoD has reviewed their acquisition strategies, development efforts and technology aims to bolster this long since supported technology into the near-term time frame.