Statement on Superconductivity
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC
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Recent advances in high temperature superconductivity offer the Department of Defence opportunities for enhancing our national security through expansion of capabilities of existing weapons and support systems, and through development of new generations of systems yet to be conceived. It is possible that military systems with superconducting features will constitute a key area of future technological competition with our adversaries. While it is difficult to foresee the full national security implications of superconductivity given the knowledge at hand, the Department should and will devote substantial resources to this new, dynamic, and important technology. In accord with the Presidents superconductivity initiative, the Department plans to spend 150 million on superconductivity RD over the next three years. We intend to accommodate this level of effort within the Presidents budget. Superconductors.
- Electricity and Magnetism