Definition Edit

Directed energy (DE) is

[a]n umbrella term covering technologies that relate to the production of a beam of concentrated electromagnetic energy or atomic or subatomic particles.[1]

Overview Edit

A directed-energy weapon uses directed energy primarily as a direct means to damage or destroy an enemy's equipment, facilities, and personnel. In addition to destructive effects, directed-energy weapon systems support area denial and crowd control.

References Edit

  1. Joint Publication 3-13.1, at GL-6.

See also Edit

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