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UK sets out naval Directed Energy Weapon roadmap

14th August 2020 - 16:15 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


As the UK continues to evaluate the military potential of Directed Energy Weapons (DEW), specific naval applications will soon be explored through Project Tracey, a maritime-focused effort that is part of Team Hersa, the UK MoD’s centre of excellence for laser and radio frequency DEW.

On 21 July an MoD announcement revealed that Team Hersa would be releasing an Expression of Interest request for Project Tracey through the Weapons Sector Research Framework (WSRF).

Later that same month, it was revealed that QinetiQ had been chosen to lead the WSRF contract for the UK's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), working with

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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