LONDON, January 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Directed Energy Systems hold the promise of revolutionising warfare, but their adoption on the front line remains elusive. Nevertheless, recent developments, including the trials on board USS Ponce indicate the fielding of DES is becoming a closer reality. Challenges of power, size, ruggedization and heat capacity remain key inhibitors to their effective, practical and safe use.
Markus Jung, Vice President Directed Energy, Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH and Paul Shattuck, Director for Directed Energy, Lockheed Martin, will be presenting at the Directed Energy Systems 2015 event (http://bit.ly/DES2015brochurePR), with first-hand analysis and exclusive insight on the latest developments with their DES, and how they will be introduced into operations
Returning for its 12th Anniversary, Directed Energy Systems 2015 (10 - 12 February, 2015) is an unrivalled opportunity to meet the world's leading experts from military, civil, and research backgrounds, including:
- Rear Admiral Massimo Annati (Retd.), Chairman, European Working Group on Non-Lethal Weapons
- Ronald O'Rourke, Specialist in Naval Affairs, Congressional Research Service
- Anthony Riesemann, Expert of Less than Lethal Weapon, Member of EWG-NLW, Member of the NATO Group Team of Expert "Blunt Trauma", DGA Land Systems
- Markus Jung, Head, Research and Development, Rheinmetall Air Defence AG
- Alexander Graf, Department Manager, Division Combat Systems, Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
- Paul Shattuck, Director, Directed Energy Systems, Strategic and Missile Defense Systems, Lockheed Martin
The event comes at a time of increasing interest to the defence sector. This report, from Mark Gunzinger and Chris Dougherty of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA), examines DE as a particularly promising source of operational advantage for the military. The unique attributes of future DE capabilities-the ability to create precise, tailorable effects against multiple targets near-instantaneously and at a very low cost per shot-have great potential to help defence ministries break from a programme of procuring increasingly expensive military technologies with diminishing operational returns. A copy of the report is available to download on the Directed Energy System's website: http://bit.ly/DES2015reportPR
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