High Power Laser Weapons and Operational Implications

Nelson Alex Roso, Romero da Costa Moreira, José Edimar Barbosa de Oliveira

Abstract


The operational implications of high power laser weapons are constantly growing in countries with advanced military technological level. As well as on progress in integration with air, land and naval platforms, this paper discusses the necessary development and implementation of the operational concepts into Armed Forces, which should target orientation in the improvement process of the appropriate warfare material, i.e. the laser, as well as remodeling the existing combat’s doctrine. Finally, we highlight some capabilities and limitations inherent in the technology of lasers and present some applications in defense and attack operations enabled by the implementation of laser weapons.


Keywords


Weapons system; laser; operational applications; photonics

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