The Army wants to direct energy and information in more powerful ways

October 11, 2018

Defense News:

WASHINGTON — The director of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) Technical Center outlined the organization’s broad technological priorities during an Oct. 10 appearance at the 2018 Association of the U.S. Army Conference in Washington, D.C.

Thomas Webber listed three high-priority areas where the Technical Center is currently focusing its efforts: high-energy lasers, small satellites and advanced hypersonic weapons.

Webber also stressed from the outset of his presentation the command’s commitment to innovation serves to deliver new capabilities with one goal in mind.

“At the end of the day, everything that we are doing is about enabling the war fighter to have the tools that they need,” Webber said. “If we’re not getting capability to the hands of the war fighter, we’re just doing cool science stuff.”

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