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.
This session will highlight an overview of the fundamentals of directed energy to provide a refreshed look on this constantly evolving technology.
The Dept. of Defense Joint Intermediate Force Capabilities Office (JIFCO) recognizes that non-lethal directed energy weapons are key to addressing the Joint Force’s needs. The JIFCO, located at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., develops Intermediate Force Capabilities (IFCs) between presence and lethal effects in support of the Joint Force. The office provides programmatic recommendations and facilitates joint non-lethal weapons procurement by ensuring that funding supports the development of highly relevant next-generation IFCs.
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.