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McAulay, Alastair D.

Military Laser Technology for Defense: Technology for Revolutionizing 21st Century Warfare

McAulay, Alastair D. - Military Laser Technology for Defense: Technology for Revolutionizing 21st Century Warfare, ebook

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Recent advances in ultra-high-power lasers, including the free-electron laser, and impressive airborne demonstrations of laser weapons systems, such as the airborne laser, have shown the enormous potential of laser technology to revolutionize 21st century warfare.

Military Laser Technology for Defense, includes only unclassified or declassified information. The book focuses on military applications that involve propagation of light through the atmosphere and provides basic relevant background technology. It describes high-power lasers and masers, including the free-electron laser. Further, Military Laser Technology for Defense addresses how laser technology can effectively mitigate six of the most pressing military threats of the 21st century: attack by missiles, terrorists, chemical and biological weapons, as well as difficulty in imaging in bad weather and threats from directed beam weapons and future nuclear weapons.  The author believes that laser technology will revolutionize warfare in the 21st century.

Keywords: Photonics & Lasers, laser system, laser systems, laser technology, laser system technology, laser systems for warfare, war technology, war technologies, laser applications, warfare strategy, battlefield strategy, weapons, war weapons, military systems, military weapons

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2011
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
300 pages
Category
Technology, Energy, Traffic
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781118019535
Printed ISBN
9780470255605

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