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Up to four companies could prove their directed-energy weapons can protect military bases against small unmanned aerial vehicles in an experiment this fall that will help shape a ... Michael Jirjis, who leads the Air Force Research Laboratory's directed-energy weapons experimentation campaign,.
“It's that important,” said Steven K. Rogers, a senior scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson. ... Autonomy, along with hypersonics and directed energy, are key technologies AFRL researchers have prioritized as “game-changers,” as Air Force officials have described them.

The federal spending bill signed last month by President Donald Trump earmarks $158 million for directed energy development, including about $70 million for work by the Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque. AFRL worked last year with Raytheon under a $2 million ...
Raytheon and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque worked under a $2 million contract to test and demonstrate ... The Army, Navy, Air Force and defense contractors have been working for years to develop so-called directed-energy weapons for short-range air ...
The Air Force Research Laboratory has released a video that spans its past to the Air Force's future as part of its Science and Technology 2030 initiative. ... and directed-energy weapons such as airborne lasers and microwave-zapping missiles, but AFRL Chief Technology Officer Morley O. Stone said in a ...
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), one of the service's top research and development arms, put the clip online earlier in March 2018 as a “call to action” for the Air Force 2030 project. ..... But if this arrangement works, it could provide a starting place for an offensive directed energy weapon. Such a ...

"The speed and low cost per engagement of directed energy is revolutionary in protecting our troops against drones," said Dr. Thomas Bussing, Raytheon Advanced Missile Systems vice president. "We have spent decades perfecting the high-power microwave system, which may soon give our military a ...
The Air Force Research Laboratory will launch its first experiment to use directed energy to defend bases against small, unmanned aerial systems in October, a service official said Wednesday. Bill Cooper, director of AFRL's Hybrid Defense of Restricted Airspace (HyDRA) study, said at a March 21 Booz ...
According to Raytheon, the microwave developed under a US$2 million US Air Force Research Laboratory contract was able to take on multiple UAV swarms, ... "The speed and low cost per engagement of directed energy is revolutionary in protecting our troops against drones," says Dr Thomas Bussing, ...
A prominent technical director from the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate was one of six people selected to receive the ... He advises on components of AFRL and the DoD in several areas, including: revolutionizing Air Force survivability, directed energy, intelligence, ...
... directed energy, and electric weapon systems and technologies for defense applications,” said Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS. The company aims to work with government-backed research facilities in Albuquerque such as the Sandia National Laboratories, Air Force Research Laboratory and Los ...
The editors at High Frequency Electronics magazine recently focused on researchers with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's (AFRL's) Directed Energy Directorate at Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico. The term "directed energy" connotes both light-based, high-energy laser weapons ...
... tour to find out what technology it may target in the future in the face of adversaries gaining technological advances faster, a top Air Force Research Laboratory leader says. ... AFRL is leading the study ordered by the Air Force's top leaders: Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff Gen.
The US Air Force Research Laboratory's (AFRL's) Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation Group (SDPE) is planning to demonstrate the application of directed energy technologies – lasers and high-power microwave devices – to defeat unmanned aircraft systems (UASs). Initial responses to ...
TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 17, 2018 — General Atomics has hired Robert Peterkin, a former chief scientist for directed energy at the Air Force Research Laboratory's New Mexico campus, as operations director for the contractor's Albuquerque facility, GovCon Executive reported Tuesday. The company ...
The Air Force Research Laboratory has developed a cruise missile that could use microwave energy to potentially disable North Korean missiles on the ... AFRL's Directed Energy Directorate at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., developed and tested the weapon called CHAMP, or the counter-electronics ...
... work on a compact, high-energy laser as part a larger program to develop a directed energy defense system for fighter jets, with tests set to begin in 2021. ... Lockheed Martin announced it had received the contract award, valued at more than $26 million, from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).

Scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory's (AFRL's) High-Power Microwave Division at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, are working to ... data and the electronic subsystems, recalls Mary Lou Robinson, chief of the AFRL's High Power Electromagnetics Division within the lab's Directed Energy ...
This spring, the Army took over research and development of MAX POWER, counter-IED microwave technology that began as a concept within the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. Across the Atlantic, the U.K. Defence Science and Technical Laboratory ...
“AFRL will innovate the technology for future warfighter needs,” said Erin Pettyjohn, Deputy Division Chief of the High Power Electromagnetics Division of the Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Directorate. “AFRL is pursuing the research, development, application and design of high power ...
"In the past couple of years we have seen an increase in federal spending in directed energy technology at AFRL," said Matt Fetrow, the technology outreach leader for the lab's New Mexico division. "We have also experienced substantial growth in the number of research and development contracts out to ...
Officials of the Air Force Research Laboratory's directed energy directorate at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., announced a $13.9 million contract to Leidos ... online at www.leidos.com, or the Air Force Research Lab's directed energy directorate at www.kirtland.af.mil/Units/AFRL-Directed-Energy-Directorate.


 

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