High energy laser directed energy weapons are in advanced stages of development and will be deployed operationally within the decade. Very large systems for strategic defense will operate over hundreds of kilometers range with multi-megawatt beams. Smaller, tactical systems will be employed in air combat and air defense.
NIRCM offers expertise in the expected functionality and operational impact of these novel weapons. To be employed initially in specialized niche applications, the long-term impact of these systems is anticipated to be significant as applications balloon into many diverse roles.