The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is working on Directed energy weapons or DEWs as part of ongoing efforts to modernize defence technology according to DRDO Chairman G. Satheesh Reddy.
Laser-based or microwave-based high-power DEWs can easily incapacitate almost all ariel targets like drones, missiles and other targets without leaving any physical debris.
Dr Reddy, who is Secretary, Department of Defence R&D, said DEWs would play a major role in future warfare. “DEWs are extremely important today. The world is moving towards them. In the country too, we are doing a lot of experiments. We have been working in this area for the past three to four years to develop 10-kW and 20-kW [weapons],” he said.
Dr. Reddy said technology planning for the defence should start at least 10-20 years in advance. “If we also have to be a technology leader we need to lay our futuristic technologies roadmap clearly Read More