With every U.S. military service developing battlefield lasers, the technology is poised to deliver on a decades-old promise of a relatively inexpensive weapon with unprecedented precision. Laser weapons will serve multiple purposes, from shooting down unmanned aerial vehicles, missiles, mortars and rockets to interfering with electronics and sensors. Furthermore, they can be adjusted from merely disruptive to deadly.
U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command
Col. Jeffrey A. Farnsworth, USA, has been nominated for the rank of brigadier general and assigned as deputy commander (operations), U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
Maj. Gen. David L. Mann, USA, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as the commanding general, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.