The Weaponization of Batteries

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What research has been conducted on the weaponization of power sources such as batteries?

DSIAC was asked to determine if research has been done on power sources such as batteries being used as weapons or generating damage mechanisms. Utilizing the DTIC gateway, multiple subject matter experts (SMEs), and energy storage RDT&E groups, it was determined that there is no ongoing work on using batteries for lethality applications, though there were pieces of advice supplied and a commercial organization that expressed interest in supporting such research.

Inquiry Completion Date: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017
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