£130m to Develop New DEWs 11 July, 2019


British Defence Ministry is developing cutting-edge laser and radio frequency weapons. Directed Energy Weapons (DEW), are powered solely by electricity and operate without ammunition.

In a Prior Information Notice (PIN) published this week, the MOD announced it is seeking to develop three new DEW demonstrators to explore the potential of the technology and accelerate its introduction onto the battlefield.

The laser weapons systems deploy high energy light beams to target and destroy enemy drones and missiles. Radio Frequency weapons are designed to disrupt and disable enemy computers and electronics.

The MOD aims to invest up to £130m in this package. 

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