Science & Tech Spotlight: Directed Energy Weapons
"Directed energy weapons (DEW) use concentrated electromagnetic energy to combat enemy forces and assets. These weapons include high-energy lasers and other high-power electromagnetics".
US Government Accountability Office: “Directed energy weapons—such as lasers—use energy fired at the speed of light. These weapons can produce a force that ranges from deterrent to damaging, to destructive. Many countries, including the U.S., are researching their use.
Because they use energy instead of bullets or missiles, directed energy weapons could …