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Directed Energy & Next Generation Munitions Conference

  • 20 June, 2016 - 22 June, 2016, Washington, DC, United States

Enabling Point Defense & Distributed Lethality at Range

Electric weapon systems - such as directed energy systems (DES) and electromagnetic railguns (EMRG) offer scalable, cost effective, precision solutions to enable U.S. warships to deliver distributed lethality at a distance. Additionally, they offer enhanced point defense capability with significant economies over legacy systems, such as decreased per-shot cost and increased magazine depth.

We will kick off the three day summit with an in-depth look at non-lethal weapon technology, followed by a full examination of advances in directed energy technology, such as in the fields of solid state lasers, high powered microwaves, as well as electromagnetic railgun (EMRG) technology, hypervelocity projectile (HVP) requirements, and other technology areas of interest in the field of next generation munitions.

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Topics we'll cover in the main conference include:

  • Directed Energy and Countering Anti-Access/Area Denial Challenges
  • Meeting SWAP-C challenges to Operationalizing the Electromagnetic Railgun
  • Towards Distributed Lethality: Increasing the Offensive Punch of Surface Warships
  • Active Denial Technology
  • Future Applications of Solid State Lasers (SSL) in the Maritime Domain
  • Directed Energy for Ground Based Counter-UAS
  • Integrating Smart Munitions into Legacy Weapons Systems
  • Countering Cruise Missile Threats with Electric Weapon Systems

Now Factor:
Strategic imperatives to meet growing anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) challenges in a fiscally austere environment requires DoD to leverage existing technology to get the most out of every system. Not only do directed energy and other electric weapon systems such as EMRG offer significantly reduced the cost-per-shot over conventional systems, allowing forward deployed elements to maintain credible deterrence and combat power over time, but also offer the prospect of a scalable threat response to to deter, disable, or destroy targets as required. Furthermore, next generation munitions, such as the Hypervelocity Projectile (HVP) offer capabilities to meet multiple mission sets from existing weapon systems, such as the Mk 45 five inch deck gun, as well as future platforms such as EMRG.

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  • Brig Gen Julian Alford, Commander, Marine Corps Warfighting Lab, Vice Chief of Naval Research, ONR
  • Dr. Robert E. Peterkin, Chief Scientist, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Dr. William Roper, Director, Strategic Capabilities Office, OSD
  • Kip Kendrick, Chief, Directed Energy Division, Space and Missile Defense Technical Center
  • Tim D. Andreadis, Head of High Power Microwave Section, Tactical Electronic Warfare Division, Naval Research Laboratory
  • David Law, Technology Division Chief, Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate
  • Dr. Sean Ross, AFRL Directed Energy Liaison, SAF/AQR
  • Pat Duggan, Project Officer, Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space, U.S. Army
  • Dr. Justin J. Brooke, Head, Air, Missile, and Maritime Defense Technology, MIT Lincoln Lab
  • Dr. Stephen B. Bayne, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas Tech University

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Source : ASDEvents

Published on ASDNews: Apr 8, 2016


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