Accession Number:

ADA310485

Title:

Review and Prospects of the United States Directed-Energy Weapons Technology Development in 1994,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AIR INTELLIGENCE CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

Directed-energy weapons are new-generation weapons developed on the basis of the new concept of replacing conventional bullets with high-energy-density beams. Technically, directed-energy weapons can be divided into three branches, namely 1 laser weapons, which can destroy or destabilize targets by using electromagnetic radiation energy beams with a wavelength of less than 1 millimeter 2 radio-frequency weapons, which can destroy or destabilize targets with radiated electromagnetic energy within the radio spectrum range the wavelength is more than 1 millimeter and radio frequency less than 300 gigahertz 3 particle beam weapons, which are capable of destroying or destabilizing targets with neutral high-energy atomic particle beams usually hydrogen, deuterium and tritium or charged high-energy atomic or subatomic particle beams.

Subject Categories:

  • Directed Energy Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE