In this exclusive Q&A, Harry Sinsheimer, Deputy Director, Joint Directed Energy Transition Office (DE JTO), answers the following questions:
The rapidly increasing maturity of directed energy systems underscores that the time has come for nations to transition towards DES for defence. The concept of using high-energy and directed energy systems is gaining traction among multiple nations around the world.
In the past few years several nations have seen an increase in funding towards research and development of high-energy and directed lasers demonstrating that a change in opinion from traditional kinetic weapons towards DES is gaining traction.Countries such as the U.S, India, South Korea and others have seen millions invested in directed energy systems which bodes well for the industry.
Broken down by region, this in-depth report by Defence IQ presents the latest updates regarding nations investments and developments in the DES industry.
What is the place and utility of Directed Energy Systems in the military? That’s what Defence IQ wanted to understand through this survey, covering the main areas of interest in regards to DES, what the investment priorities are, what main challenges are facing the operators of the technology and what they want to hear more on from industry.
This survey, answered by experts from across the globe, will look at the future military uses of DE, the operationalization of high-powered systems and the related threats and challenges of the technology.
To achieve battlefield overmatch and superiority, the U.S. is working to expedite DE programs and initiatives for operationalization in the near term. With this in mind, we took a look at recent directed energy developments in China, Russia, and the United States. Download this report to learn all about how the United States is leveraging DE capabilities to meet emerging national security needs.