Directed Energy Systems Sector Update Uncovers Major Advances within the Field

Directed Energy Systems Sector Update Uncovers Major Advances within the Field

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, January 24, 2013

LONDON, January 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

In recent years advancements in Directed Energy Systems have been slow and
hardly moved out of the laboratories, however, 2012 saw a series of successful
prototype development testing. This sees an important move for directed energy
as it is now being prepared for deployment.

Returning for its 10 ^th Anniversary, Directed Energy Systems 2013 (5 -7 March
2013, London) will hear from industry leaders and senior researchers in this
area including:

  *Thomas Hagen , Future Systems Program Manager, MBDA  Germany
  *Michael Rinn , Vice President and Programme Manager, Directed Energy
    Systems, Boeing
  *RAdml (Ret ' d)Massimo Annati , Director, European Working Group on
    Non-Lethal Weapons
  *Dr Märten Risling , Experimental Traumatology Unit, Karolinska Institutet
  *Dr Michael Cathcart , Lead Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory, Georgia
    Tech Research Institute
  *Dr David Giri , HPM Consultant and Recipient of the 2006 IEEE John Kraus
    Antenna Award
  *Dr Jon Tattersall , Biomedical Science, DSTL

At the end of 2012, Rheinmetall successfully tested its new 50kW high energy
laser based weapon. This represents a major advancement within the Directed
Energy Systems community as it demonstrates the move from laboratory to the
battlefield. A copy of the article is available to download on the Directed
Energy System's website .

This is set to be addressed at the Directed Energy Systems event, with Colonel
Fabian Ochsner and Dr. Markus Jung, presenting on Rheinmetall's high energy
laser weapon programmes and its potential applications within the battlefield.

To participate at Directed Energy Systems 2013, you can visit
http://www.directedenergysystemsevent.com or email enquire@defenceiq.com . 

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