Air Force 2045 — DIRECTED ENERGY Weapons — New 30 year plan announced

Most of us , as online researchers, have come across the now ‘infamous’ Air Force 2025 documents.

Air Force “Owning the Weather in 2025 : Weather as a force multiplier” document


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The well known ‘Owning the weather by 2025’ documents from the military, which laid out future operational plans by the US Air Force, spelled out plans in the mid-1990’s forward to the year 2025.

The Air Force planned to ‘own’ directed energy weapons development, control the weather, and have it all functional before 2025.

Now, in late 2014, the USAF has set a new 30 year goal.

One of the top areas dominating the next 30 years of weapon systems is now disclosed. Directed Energy Weapons, high power microwaves, lasers, and other RF weapons (radio frequency / plasma).

The news release focuses on the current newly deployed LAWS laser system.

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Quote the news release:

“The military has been using laser-guided missiles for years. Over the next three decades, the Air Force will attempt to integrate lasers themselves as a legitimate weapon.

In plain English, this means lasers.

The Navy has been working on the Laser Weapon System, or LAWS, per National Defense Magazine.

The system combines six lasers, which converge on one target. Last year, the system was installed on a battleship and tested on a flying drone. When its lasers converged, the drone burst into flames in mid-air, National Defense Magazine reports.

“In terms of power, the Marines want flaming balls of wreckage falling from the sky,” Lee Mastroianni, program manager for force protection in the Office of Naval Research’s expeditionary maneuver warfare and combating terrorism department, told National Defense Magazine. “That is our program goal.”

If you actually read the .pdf released by the Air Force, they don’t mention LAWS laser weapon at all, since the laser is currently deployed now, it’s not a new system to be explored.



quote the USAF:

“Directed Energy Exploiting directed energy technology will provide the opportunity to fundamentally alter operational concepts and support requirements.

As we seek flexibility in our weapons effects and the ability to operate in contested environments, directed energy weapons with deep magazines can alleviate the need for acquiring and transporting large stockpiles of munitions into the theater, while providing precise, responsive, and persistent effects.

In addition, classes of directed energy weapons can deliver temporary and reversible effects that offer more options to commanders in the field. ”

The yahoo article talks about lasers being used by the USAF, then brings up LAWS……. actually, the LAWS laser is a US Navy program run out of the DEWO (directed energy warfare office), placed on ships, and vehicles.


Current US Military Directed Energy Warfare Office (DEWO):


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United States Directed Energy Warfare Office (DEWO):

screenshot of the DEWO website:

DEWO – High Power Microwaves (HPM) / Directed Energy Weapons (DEW):


Our show on Friday night (Feb 14, 2014) covered the topic of Directed Energy Weapons (lasers and radio frequency) being deployed by the military …

Full 2 hour broadcast here:

(30min excerpt the 2 hour broadcast)

9 hours later… after our broadcast … we see the Headline on Associated Press (AP)

‘Star Wars’ at sea: Navy ready to deploy laser system this summer

lol.. someone somewhere IS listening!!!

US Navy ready to deploy laser system this summer

BATH, Maine (AP) — Some of the Navy’s futuristic weapons sound like something out of “Star Wars,” with lasers designed to shoot down aerial drones and electric guns that fire projectiles at hypersonic speeds.

That future is now.

The Navy plans to deploy its first laser on a ship later this year, and it intends to test an electromagnetic rail gun prototype aboard a vessel within two years.

For the Navy, it’s not so much about the whiz-bang technology as it is about the economics of such armaments. Both costs pennies on the dollar compared with missiles and smart bombs, and the weapons can be fired continuously, unlike missiles and bombs, which eventually run out.

“It fundamentally changes the way we fight,” said Capt. Mike Ziv, program manager for directed energy and electric weapon systems for the Naval Sea Systems Command.

The Navy’s laser technology has evolved to the point that a prototype to be deployed aboard the USS Ponce this summer can be operated by a single sailor, he said.

The solid-state Laser Weapon System is designed to target what the Navy describes as “asymmetrical threats.” Those include aerial drones, speed boats and swarm boats, all potential threats to warships in the Persian Gulf, where the Ponce, a floating staging base, is set to be deployed.

Rail guns, which have been tested on land in Virginia, fire a projectile at six or seven times the speed of sound — enough velocity to cause severe damage. The Navy sees them as replacing or supplementing old-school guns, firing lethal projectiles from long distances.

But both systems have shortcomings.

Lasers tend to loser their effectiveness if it’s raining, if it’s dusty, or if there’s turbulence in the atmosphere, and the rail gun requires vast amount of electricity to launch the projectile, said Loren Thompson, defense analyst at the Lexington Institute.

“The Navy says it’s found ways to deal with use of lasers in bad weather, but there’s little doubt that the range of the weapon would be reduced by clouds, dust or precipitation,” he said.


The Navy’s new destroyer, the Zumwalt, under construction at Bath Iron Works in Maine, is the only ship with enough electric power to run a rail gun. The stealthy ship’s gas turbine-powered generators can produce up to 78 megawatts of power. That’s enough electricity for a medium-size city — and more than enough for a rail gun.

Technology from the three ships in that DDG-1000 series will likely trickle down into future warships, said Capt. James Downey, the program manager.

Engineers are also working on a battery system to store enough energy to allow a rail gun to be operated on warships currently in the fleet. Both weapon systems are prized because they serve to “get ahead of the cost curve,” Ziv said.

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Each interceptor missile aboard a U.S. Navy warship costs at least $1 million apiece, making it cost-prohibitive to defend a ship in some hostile environments in which an enemy is using aircraft, drones, artillery, cruise missiles and artillery, Thompson said.

With a laser operating on about 30 kilowatts of electricity — and possibly three times that in the future — the cost amounts to a few dollars per shot, Thompson said.

The “Star Wars” analogy isn’t a bad one.

Just like in the movies, the Navy’s laser directs a beam of energy that can burn through a target or fry sensitive electronics. Unlike the movie, the laser beam is invisible to the human eye.

The targeting system locks onto the target, sending a beam of searing heat. “You see the effect on what you are targeting but you don’t see the actual beam,” Ziv said.

Other nations are developing their own lasers, but the Navy is more advanced at this point.

Most folks are stunned to learn the technology is ready for deployment, Ziv said.

“It’s fair to say that there are other countries working on this technology. That’s safe to say. But I would also say that a lot of what makes this successful came from the way in which we consolidated all of the complexity into something that can be operated by (a single sailor),” he said.


People in the tech community are taking note:


Four part series can be viewed below… must see for anyone curious on the topic…


Part 1 (30min):

2/15/2014 — Want to know about HAARP, Directed Energy Weapons, and Weather Modification? (1 of 4) by dutchsinse


Part 2 (30min):

2/15/2014 — Want to know about HAARP, Directed Energy Weapons, and Weather Modification? (2 of 4) by dutchsinse


Part 3 (30min):

2/18/2014 — Want to know about HAARP, Directed… by dutchsinse


Part 4 coming tomorrow (Feb 19, 2014)


Listen to the full 2 hour broadcast here (free download as well ) : 2/14/2014


A couple RADAR Pulse / HAARP Ring tornado examples:

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June 28, 2013 — Dover Air Force base RADAR pulse / HAARP ring –hours AFTER this event, a tornado hit the base at Dover

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Tornado warning for Dover Air Force base less than 24 hours after the large RADAR pulse / HAARP Ring event


Multiple examples here..



Follow along with the whole HAARP post I’m discussing on the radio show here:


Four 30 minute segments of the show will be released each day this week (along with graphics / screenshots of what is being discussed in regards to HAARP, and Directed Energy)
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Update Feb 18, 2014:

Directed Energy Weapons makes headlines! Directly after the 2 hour expose broadcast



Part 1 (30min):


Part 2 (30min):


Part 3 (30min):


Part 4 (30min):


Listen to the full 2 hour broadcast here (free download as well ) : 2/14/2014


Follow along with the whole HAARP post I’m discussing on the radio show here:


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Navy’s New Laser Weapon Blasts Bad Guys From Air, Sea

No longer the fantasy weapon of tomorrow, the U.S. Navy is set to field a powerful laser that can protect its ships by blasting targets with high-intensity light beams.

Early next year the Navy will place a laser weapon aboard a ship in the Persian Gulf where it could be used to fend off approaching unmanned aerial vehicles or speedboats.

The Navy calls its futuristic weapon LAWS, which stands for the Laser Weapon System. What looks like a small telescope is actually a weapon that can track a moving target and fire a steady laser beam strong enough to burn a hole through steel.

A Navy video of testing conducted last summer off the coast of California shows how a laser beam fired from a Navy destroyer was able to set aflame an approaching UAV or drone, sending it crashing into the ocean.


“There was not a single miss” during the testing, said Rear Admiral Matthew Klunder, chief of Naval Research. The laser was three for three in bringing down an approaching unmanned aerial vehicle and 12 for 12 when previous tests are factored in.

But don’t expect in that video to see the firing of colored laser bursts that Hollywood has used for its futuristic laser guns. The Navy’s laser ray is not visible to the naked eye because it is in the infrared spectrum.

Many of the details about how the laser works remain secret, such as how far its beam can travel, how powerful it is or how much power is used to generate it.

But Navy officials have provided a few unclassified details. For example, the laser is designed to be a “plug and play” system that integrates into a ship’s existing targeting technologies and power grids. Those factors make it a surprisingly cheap weapon.

Klunder says each pulse of energy from the laser “costs under a dollar” and it can be used against weapons systems that are significantly more expensive. The Navy says it has spent about $40 million over the past six years in developing the weapon.

Rear Admiral Thomas Eccles, Navy Sea Systems Command, says the beam can be turned on instantly and that ultimately “the generation of power is essentially your magazine. It’s the clip we have” instead of bullets. “We deliver precision with essentially an endless supply of rounds.”

Some new technological fixes, what Klunder calls “a secret sauce,” have been developed to improve the degrading of lasers over distance as well as maintaining a lock on a target from a moving ship.

The strength of the beam is flexible enough that at a lower intensity level it can be used to warn approaching ships and UAV’s not to get too close to a Navy ship. Instead of using machine guns to fire non-lethal warning shots as Navy ships do now, the laser can be aimed to “dazzle” the viewing sensors aboard the craft. That light effect warns the pilot of a small water craft or at the controls of a UAV that they are being targeted by a laser and to turn away. If they don’t, the laser’s power can be boosted to destroy the approaching craft.


Based on earlier testing the Navy is confident the laser is ready for real-world testing aboard the USS Ponce in the Persian Gulf. The ship was selected because of its mission to be an enduring presence in the Gulf to counter Iranian maritime threats in the region. Coincidentally Iran uses small fast boats to harass American warships in the waters of the Persian Gulf.

How might Iran feel about the new weapon? “Frankly I hope it sends a message to some of our potentially threatening adversaries out there to know that we mean business,” said Klunder. “This is a system where if you try to harm our vessels that I hope you will take a very, very serious moment of pause to think about that before you do it because this system will destroy your vessel or will destroy your UAV.”

The Navy wants the ship’s crew to use the same techniques and methods they use with their other defensive weapons systems.

While for now the laser will be used primarily against slow-moving UAV’s and fast boats cruising at speeds of 50 knots, the Navy sees the system’s capabilities expanding over time to target faster weapons.

“There’s absolutely every intention that with the development of this system and follow-on upgraded systems we will eventually be able to take higher speeds in-bound,” said Klunder.

A news broadcast from 1985, regarding Directed Energy Weapons, weather warfare, and space based weapons.

Specifically covering the fact (at the time during the 1980’s) the Soviets were far ahead of the United States in this new technology.

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The US Military has been busy working on a series of next generation weapons, being tested (and in some cases deployed) in the battlefield.

The newest release from DARPA shows the direction the military is taking with small projectile weapons (like the classic .50 caliber) round.



DARPA released the above demonstration, with the below news release:

DARPA’s Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program recently conducted the first successful live-fire tests demonstrating in-flight guidance of .50-caliber bullets. This video shows EXACTO rounds maneuvering in flight to hit targets that are offset from where the sniper rifle is aimed. EXACTO’s specially designed ammunition and real-time optical guidance system help track and direct projectiles to their targets by compensating for weather, wind, target movement and other factors that could impede successful hits.

The EXACTO program is developing new approaches and advanced capabilities to improve the range and accuracy of sniper systems beyond the current state of the art. For more information, please visit the program page.


EXtreme ACcuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO)

For military snipers, acquiring moving targets in unfavorable conditions, such as high winds and dusty terrain commonly found in Afghanistan, is extremely challenging with current technology. It is critical that snipers be able to engage targets faster, and with better accuracy, since any shot that doesn’t hit a target also risks the safety of troops by indicating their presence and potentially exposing their location.

For military snipers, acquiring moving targets in unfavorable conditions, such as high winds and dusty terrain commonly found in Afghanistan, is extremely challenging with current technology. It is critical that snipers be able to engage targets faster, and with better accuracy, since any shot that doesn’t hit a target also risks the safety of troops by indicating their presence and potentially exposing their location.

The Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) system seeks to improve sniper effectiveness and enhance troop safety by allowing greater shooter standoff range and reduction in target engagement timelines. The objective of the EXACTO program is to revolutionize rifle accuracy and range by developing the first ever guided small-caliber bullet. The EXACTO 50- caliber round and optical sighting technology expects to greatly extend the day and nighttime range over current state-of-the-art sniper systems. The system combines a maneuverable bullet and a real-time guidance system to track and deliver the projectile to the target, allowing the bullet to change path during flight to compensate for any unexpected factors that may drive it off course.

Technology development in Phase II included the design, integration and demonstration of aero-actuation controls, power sources, optical guidance systems, and sensors. The program’s next phase includes a system-level live-fire test and technology refinement to enhance and improve performance.


Let’s not forget the other recent tests, and deployments of next generation weaponry.

Recently, the US Army demonstrated the ability to SHOOT DOWN incoming projectiles like mortars!

See the test on drones, and mortars here:


The US Navy demonstrated its Laser Weapon System – LAWS – taking out incoming drones, boats, and even aircraft.

See those tests here:





Also, the recent tests of the US Navy’s Railgun proved successful, being deployed soon.

See a test of the railgun here:


These types of weapons are being disclosed now, but what are the FUTURE weapons going to be based upon?

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Directed energy weapons take many forms. From EMP (electromagnetic pulses) to HPM (high powered microwaves), several weaponized forms of Radio Frequency are being developed.

These .pdf’s from the US Navy Directed Energy Warfare Office (DEWO) show multiple applications for defensive / offensive Radio Frequency weaponry.

Many people have fallen behind the times in regards to understanding what capabilities are being developed, and what current next generation weapons are being deployed.


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Screenshots of a few pages from the document:

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Also… another great read here: “Progress in Directed Energy Weapons”

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