By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Board on Army Science and Technology, Committee on Directed Energy Technology for Countering Indirect Weapons
The U.S. military is seeking how you can shield opposed to missile and mortar assaults. during this e-book, the nationwide study Council assesses a plan to create a a hundred kW cellular, solid-state, laser weapon that can safeguard a space numerous kilometers in diameter. The NRC offers numerous thoughts as pointed out less than. A a hundred kW Laser is of restricted price, so the program's objective could be a four hundred kW weapon. the military may still continue with this system in phases, focusing first on a rugged portable platform for the weapon utilizing current 25 kW laser expertise, then directing assets towards 100kW and four hundred kW weapons.The military may still practice a close, quantitative learn of the effectiveness of a excessive strength, solid-state laser weapon opposed to destiny threats. the military may still proceed to take part in U.S.-based and foreign study on high-energy lasers and similar gear. The committee discovered sizeable advantages for the Army's solid-state laser software from different courses outdoors the military. the military should still behavior risk-assessments that examine the consequences excessive power laser can have on different airborne systems within the neighborhood of the objective. the military may still research eye protection for either the operators of the laser and for civilians. the result of those experiences may be built-in into the improvement of the weapon.