Importance of directed energy weapons
Laser technology has been one of most fascinating discoveries of the 20th century. The laser device is unique in many ways, the most striking aspect being its extraordinary brightness.
A host of countries have focused on research and development (R&D) in developing directed energy weapons (DEWs) through primarily laser-based weapons and delivery systems. DEWs in fact are the answer to today’s nuclear weapons and their delivery systems.
Directed energy weapons (DEW) using high power lasers (HPL) have indeed arrived and are about to make a major impact on the strategies for future wars and on the ways technological deterrence will play an important role in avoiding future wars.
The DEW emits energy in the desired direction, onto the desired target (effects of which may be lethal or non-lethal depending on what the attacker wants), destroying or disabling it without using any projectile.
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