Technical Conference:
13 – 18 May 2018
15 – 17 May 2018

Military Applications Of High Power Lasers

Symposium Organizers
Jony J. Liu, US Army Research Laboratory, USA
Gerarld C. Manke, NSWC-Crane, USA
John Schriempf, US Navy PEO for Integrated Warfare Systems, USA 
Anthony Valenzuela, US Army Research Laboratory, USA 

This symposium will review recent developments in the use of high power lasers for military applications, particularly from the point of view of using them as defensive weapons. The recent fielding of a laser weapon by the Navy using laser technology developed for industrial welding and cutting is one example of the benefit which can be gained by the joining of the commercial and military laser development communities. Invited speakers are asked to review the latest developments in their service, with special emphasis on the technical challenges which laser weapon development shares with industrial applications of high power/energy lasers.  Contributed papers are solicited which further develop this theme.

Invited Speakers
Larry Grimes, HEL/JTO, USA

Iain McKinnie, Lockheed Martin, USA

Guy Renard, Northrop Grumman, USA

Ricardo Vigil, PAPM Directed Energy, USA

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