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Directed energy weapons key for ballistic missile defence

8th March 2018 - 13:08 GMT | by Ashley Roque in Washington DC


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Despite the US military’s rocky relationship with directed energy, top Pentagon leaders made the case to Congress for eventually folding high powered lasers into the ballistic missile defence (BMD) system architecture. 

During a 7 March House Armed Services Strategic Forces subcommittee hearing, Duncan Hunter (R-CA) asked Pentagon leaders ...

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