IDGA’s 5th Annual Directed Energy Systems will provide a means to discuss the ongoing efforts to develop and deploy directed energy systems in support of U.S. national security priorities and battlefield superiority. Directed Energy systems and weapons offer a unique response to rapidly emerging global threats, one that has grown in popularity across the Services, DoD, and the Federal Government.
Join us as we discuss:
* DoD and MIlitary Roadmap For Directed Energy Systems
* Operational Challenges and Advantages of DES for the 21st Century Warfighter
* Implementing HEL DES Into the SHORAD Strategy to counter Group 1 UASs
* Advancements in Power Re-Generation, Storage, and Thermal Management Solutions for Directed Energy Systems
* Roadmap for High Power Microwave DES Weapons Development
DRIVING THE DEPARTMENT’S DE RESEARCH: CURRENT DE PRIORITIES
Presentation by Harry Sinsheimer, Deputy Director,, Joint Directed Energy Transition Office (DE JTO)
Presentation by Dr. Howard Meyer, Research and Engineering Technical Expert, Strategic Analysis, Inc.
Presentation by John Cao, Director, DE Combined Test Force (DE CTF), Air Force Technical Center / 704th Test Group
Presentation by Pascal Paulissen, Secretary SAS-140, Science & Technology organization, NATO
Presentation by Mr. Scott Boyd, Director, Joint Laser System Effectiveness Joint Test, NSWC Dahlgren
Want to learn more about what happened in 2019? Check out our Post Show Report that highlights: attendee statistics, what to expect in 2020, and more!
For over 40 years, the DoD has sought to develop and deploy high energy laser weapons. In FY21, this dream could finally become a reality.
After decades of research and testing, the DoD is finally on the cusp of successful directed energy deployment. At $106.6 billion, the DoD’s FY 2021 RDT&E budget is the largest ever requested and is “laser focused” on developing next generation capabilities including directed energy. The FY21 budget also illustrates the transitioning of DE technology out of R&D and into live production as well as an emphasis on near-term DE capabilities vs. the development of more complex space-based technology.
To shed light on these trends and provide some insight into the DoD’s rapidly evolving approach to DE deployment, we created this budget infographic. DOWNLOAD to review our full analysis.
In line with the guidance provided by CDC, WHO and the Federal Government we have taken the decision to postpone the Counter UAS Summit that was due to take place March 31-April 2, 2020. As the health and safety of our attendees, speakers, sponsors and staff are our primary concern... Continue reading here
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