Directed Energy (DE) harnesses the power of the electromagnetic spectrum to enable Airmen to effectively and affordably strike critical targets at the speed of light.
TACTICAL HIGH POWER OPERATIONAL RESPONDER (THOR)
COUNTER-SWARM HIGH POWER WEAPON What is it? THOR is a counter-swarm electromagnetic weapon the Air Force Research Laboratory developed for defense of airbases. The system provides non-kinetic defeat of multiple targets. It operates from a wall plug and uses energy to disable drones. THOR, a first of its kind system, stows completely in a 20 […]Read More ›
Space Situational Awareness
Freedom to maneuver in space is critical to meeting the United States Air Force’s mission to fly, fight, and win in air, space and cyberspace. The ability to exploit the characteristics of space gives the warfighter a competitive edge in virtually all engagements.Read More ›
High Power Electromagnetics
High Power Microwaves offer the warfighter innovative technologies that enable a variety of low collateral damage military applications that will allow the warfighter to achieve counter electronic effects, counter improvised explosive devices and counter weapons of mass destruction.Read More ›
In general, laser weapons offer warfighters unique opportunities for quick and precise target engagement, flexibility and lighter and more responsive support logistics. Some of the capabilities that make lasers attractive for operational users are:Read More ›