Opinion: How To Avoid Directed-Energy Pitfalls

Credit: U.S. Defense Department/Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
Practical laser weapons and railguns may be a few years away, but military history is full of superweapons that did not work as expected or cost much more than planned. Wishing away real challenges will land you in a world of pain. In directed energy, these snags include the “clear to fire” problem...

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