FACTSHEET | July 20, 2021

Directed Energy Vessel Stopper

What Is It?

The Directed Energy (DE) Vessel Stopper is a research and development based operational utility assessment that may provide a DE Intermediate Force Capability (IFC) for the United States Coast Guard (USCG). It is designed to enable a safer, non-destructive and more effective means to subdue non-compliant vessels within a dynamic environment.

How Does It Work?

The DE Vessel Stopper utilizes High Power Microwave/High Power Radio Frequency technology that delivers a non-lethal, non-kinetic DE means to disrupt electronics in targeted engines. It offers speed of light delivery, a nearly unlimited magazine, and scaled non-lethal DE effects.