MOD to develop cutting-edge laser and radio frequency weapons

July 9, 2019 – The Ministry of Defence is developing cutting-edge laser and radio frequency weapons which have the potential to revolutionize the battlefield. The state-of-the-art weapons systems, known as Directed Energy Weapons (DEW), are powered solely by electricity and operate without ammunition. The systems could be fueled by a vehicle’s engine or a generator, significantly reducing their operating costs and providing unprecedented flexibility on the frontline. In a Prior Information Notice (PIN) published this week, the MOD announced it is seeking to develop three new DEW demonstrators to explore…

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