A year ago, the mention of directed energy weapons or EMP attacks was considered a conspiracy theory, in fact, the bastards in the mainstream media went out of their way to attack sites like this for even mentioning DEWs or EMPs. Well, yet another conspiracy theory seems to be in fact a reality.
Last week, The Air Force Research Lab issued a request for information looking for vendors who can provide war-game modeling and simulations that include how direct energy weapons are being used today and how they will be used in the near future.
Directed energy weapons (DEW)—i.e., , microwaves, particle beams, lasers and high-powered electro-magnetic weapons—are quickly becoming a reality for troops and the Air Force wants its airmen to be ready for an attack.
“The purpose of these [military utility] studies is to determine if and how well AFRL/RD and industry technologies can help address warfighter needs and gaps including complementing current fielded technologies and those under development by others,” the notice states.
Our government has been working on these types of weapons systems, or LaWS, and high powered electro-magnetics, HPEM, for some time, with plans to deploy the technologies on planes by 2020.
China is far ahead of the game!
As far back as 2013, there is documented proof that Chinese researchers were looking into space-based laser systems.
The idea was first proposed by researchers Gao Ming-hui, Zeng Yu-quang and Wang Zhi-hong in the journal Chinese Optics in December 2013.
They claimed anti-satellite weapons will be “very important” in future wars, with the space-based laser systems likely to have a substantial part to play.
Electromagnetic railguns and high-power microwave weapons are also being developed, according to military expert Richard Fisher.
Fisher added: “As long as China demonstrates its willingness to exploit much of its space program for potential military missions, the US must possess options for at least neutralizing potential threats, preferably short of threatening lives.”
In 2017, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee’s strategic forces subcommittee said “We have very real risks to Russia and China in space, and warfighting has become absolutely dependent on space,” he added.
With their request to vendors, The Air Force plans to simulate what airmen should expect expect, as well as learn more from them about how the military use and defend themselves from these weapons.
“Distributed wargames provide a method of working with warfighters to develop tactics, techniques and procedures—TTPs—and concept of employment—CONEMP—to utilize these AFRL/RD and industry technologies to meet the warfighter needs and gaps,” according to the RFI.
The training program will focus on five areas:
- Modeling: Develop models that run at accelerated speeds while maintaining real-world conditions and results. The models should use artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve over time.
- Simulation: Using those models, the vendor will develop simulations for airmen to train on, including scenarios that enable users to mix and match tools, techniques and resources to different effects.
- Analysis: Analytic tools should collect data and return results on trainee performance, as well as the fidelity of the models and simulations to real-world situations and physics.
- Studies: Participate in studies to further research into directed energy weapons. Those studies will look to “identify what questions need to be answered, what modules are required, what simulations need to be run for specific missions and what analyses need to be performed to answer study questions.”
- Wargames: All this culminates in “distributed wargames” that will be used to determine whether emerging technologies are ready to be transitioned to the battlefield. The contractor will be expected to “facilitate and participate in” these events, as well as manage the upkeeping and development of the platform.
Prepare for six months without electricity!
For years we have been warning people to prepare for the possibility of a future where these weapons are deployed on a regular basis. In fact, last year we were mocked by a number of mainstream media outlets for reporting on the FACT that the Department of Homeland Security had come to the conclusion that Americans need to be prepared for a power outage of up to six months.
In a report from the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council – a report that was ignored by the mainstream media – DHS urged the public to prepare for the up to six months without electricity, transportation, fuel, money, and healthcare.