Accession Number : ADA310542

Title :   Development of Tactical Air Defense Laser Weapons at Home and Abroad: An Outline,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AIR INTELLIGENCE CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Ji, Shifan

PDF Url : ADA310542

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : This article describes tactical missile defense as an important task of modern air defense and tactical air defense laser weapons as effective weapons. It also details the history and present condition of laser weapons developed by the three branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and briefs the research and development of laser weapons in the Soviet Union, Germany, France and the People's Republic of China.

Descriptors :   *AIR DEFENSE, *FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY, *LASER WEAPONS, *CHINA, USSR, ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, FRANCE, GERMANY, TRANSLATIONS, TACTICAL WARFARE.

Subject Categories : Defense Systems
      Directed Energy Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE