Vision: To exploit the military potential of directed energy to achieve asymmetric advantage over our adversaries.
Mission: Develop, integrate, and transition science and technology for directed energy to include high power microwaves, lasers, adaptive optics, imaging, and effects to assure the preeminence of the United States in air and space. * To support user needs for directed energy weapons applications and to address mission area deficiencies. * To exploit directed energy technology for Air Force and Department of Defense applications. * To avoid technological surprise. * To foster user awareness of the potential of directed energy for Air Force and Department of Defense applications. * To explore directed energy technology that offers high payoff for directed energy capabilities and applications.