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September 13-14, 2023 | The Sunset Room | National Harbor, MD
DSI’s 6th Annual Direct Energy Symposium will serve as a forum to promote discussions on the most recent developments of Directed Energy (DE) systems and technologies in support of U.S. national security and civil application. Esteemed leaders within the U.S. Government, military services, DoD, academia, and research labs will convene to share latest projects, foster open communication within the community and support the next generation of Directed Energy technologies operating in the 21st century.
This year’s Symposium will examine efforts of the Army, Navy and Air Force to champion and shape their respective investments in critical enabling technologies for DE Weapons and explore the gap between these technological goals in conjunction with the practical realities. The panel will provide a holistic view of bolstering naval offensive and defensive capabilities with DE technologies integration, hearing from operational and acquisition voices leading these efforts. Finally, this Symposium will also encourage an open discussion on establishing the collection, tracking, and incorporation of DE prototype user feedback during development and testing, to ensure DE weapons are not misaligned with operational needs.