The Promise of Lasers

Matthews, William
July 2011
Sea Power;Jul2011, Vol. 54 Issue 7, p16
The article focuses on the development of a deployable defensive or offensive laser weapon in the U.S. Navy. Frank Kendall, Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for acquisition and technology, discusses issues concerning directed-energy systems. It presents key stumbling blocks in laser development including size, power usage, and energy waste.


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