The Next Generation Materials for Defense conference is your gateway to these technologies of tomorrow. As current materials capabilities evolve, so does the Next Generation Materials for Defense conference. In December 2007, NGMD will deliver an agenda designed to open up discussion on the latest materials developments, and assess the suitability of these emerging technologies.
Key Presentations will address:
Current materials systems undergoing testing and evaluation at NASA and DARPA
Passive Nanotechnology and Structural Materials
Advanced Materials for Armor
ARL Research and Development
Requirements and Updates for Advanced Materials
Corrosion Resistant Materials
Weapons Readiness and Sustainment (cont...)
Air Force Eyes Energy Shields, Microwave Bombs
Susan Thornton, head of the Air Force Research Lab's Directed Energy Directorate, laid out the sci-fi-style vision at the 33rd Annual Air Armament Symposium, held earlier this month. In it, she touts a high-powered microwave munition, capable of destroying of everything from "WMD Production Facilities" to "Cyber War Targets." The blasts from such a weapon "enables attack[s] on high value electronic targets with minimal collateral damage," Thornton notes, "virtually eliminating high post-conflict reconstruction costs!!!!" (cont...)
Jersey City police, firefighters and EMS workers, along with the Port Authority and other state and federal law enforcement officials, took part in the Homeland Security exercise
DOD contract moves high-tech weapon forward
Directed energy weapons are not science fiction; the technology exists and is being refined.
Under a new Defense Department contract, QPC Lasers Inc. will produce high-power fiber laser pump engines for directed energy weapons applications. The company will increase the power from levels targeted in previous contracts and accelerates the development and delivery of high power laser prototypes for potential deployment.
The prototypes utilize QPC Lasers Inc. semiconductor laser technologies that are designed to greatly reduce the cost, size, and weight of the laser compared to conventional lasers. (cont...)
King claims terror warnings ignored http://www.guardian.co.uk/uklatest/story/0,,-7033460,00.html* Shameless Bullshit; 7/7 in London was Bob Kiley/ Giuliani +Vizor Consultants et al see