Defense Systems Digest - 30 July 2019 / Photo by Lt. Bryce Hadley (NAVSEA)

Notable Technical Inquiry

What small form factor systems exist or are in development to OTH communications in a satellite-denied environment?

DSIAC was asked to research small form factor, over-the-horizon (OTH) communications technologies for use in satellite-denied environments. DSIAC searched in open sources...

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Joseph L. Haack
Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) Information Analysis Center (IAC), Cloud Lake Technology, LLC

I am a field advisor imbedded with U.S. Special Operations Command. I am retired from the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant Colonel after serving 25 years.  My duties as an infantry, armor, and civil affairs officer included command and staff positions advising commanders and leading soldiers during peace time and in combat. I capped my career as the Civil Military Operations Officer for U.S. Central Command, CCJ5 Plans Directorate, where I gained a detailed understanding of joint planning and integrations for U.S. and Coalition Forces for conventional and special operations. I earned my bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University, and I am a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and numerous Army schools for conventional and special operations.

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This state-of-the-art report (SOAR) addresses the definition of countermateriel (CM) non-lethal weapons (NLW) technologies and presents a brief overview of the history associated with their evolution. It focuses on the investigative research efforts conducted by predominant organizations involved in non-lethal CM technologies and on CM NLW technologies encompassing the following: (a) vehicle/vessel stopping (non-kinetic), (b) electronics/optics defeat, (c) structural materials degradation, (d) structural materials enhancement, and (e) investigative efforts by foreign countries. The content of this SOAR has been drawn from the vast experience of several U.S. Department of Defense engineers and scientists embedded in efforts to develop and analyze
non-lethal CM technologies and from a wealth of reports by government agencies, universities, and industry.

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