Air Force asks industry for laser weapons and high-power microwaves to defend against cruise missiles

September 12, 2019

Military & Aerospace Electronics:

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio – U.S. Air Force directed-energy weapons experts are surveying industry for enabling technologies for an upcoming experiment to use high-power laser weapons or high-power microwaves to destroy or disable incoming cruise missiles.

Officials of the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, issued a capability request for information last week for the Directed Energy Counter-Cruise Missiles (DE C-CM) project.

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