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Dallas Luncheon on US Army’s use of Directed Energy Weapons

July 13, 2021 @ 11:45 am 1:30 pm EDT

Time Zone: America/Chicago

Local Time: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 12:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Luncheon discussion on the US Army’s use of Directed Energy Weapons with Kevin Moore of Kord Technologies.

The Pentagon is betting big that laser weapons, once firmly confined to the realm of science fiction, will prove to be critical battlefield technology. It took the Army with defense contractor Kord Technologies less than two years to build the first Directed Energy Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense system, or DE M-SHORAD — a Stryker A1 vehicle outfitted with a 50-kilowatt high-energy laser. Army officials want to field the first four DE M-SHORADs to soldiers by late 2022 to provide highly mobile air defense protection against new world threats like armed enemy drones. In March the Army and Kord proved through a battery of tests that simulated a battle environment DE M-SHORAD’s ability to locate airborne threats, instantaneously lock on and track and then destroy them in a matter of seconds. The technology has “game-changing” potential for close range air defense against the near-peer rivals. Kevin will discuss the current and future use of Directed Energy Weapons.and in particular the Directed Energy Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense system, or DE M-SHORAD, a Stryker A1 vehicle outfitted with a 50-kilowatt high-energy laser.

$55
200 Crescent Ct # 17
Dallas, TX 75201
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Cost: $55

Organizer:
Matthew Elias

MElias@bens.org

event invitation: The Future of Directed Energy

Venue

Crescent Club of Dallas
200 Crescent Ct # 17
Dallas, TX 75201
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