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Lasers, polar ice and satellites: Navy S&T spotlighted in new issue of Future Force

Office of Naval Research


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How will military leaders use (and defend against) laser weapons on future battlefields? How has changing sea ice impacted submarine operations in the Arctic? How do satellite-based infrared sensors help ground-based warfighters?

These are just a few of the topics covered in the Winter 2016 issue of Future Force, which is now available to the public. Published quarterly by the Office of Naval Research, Future Force is a professional magazine of the naval science and technology (S&T) community.

Some of the headlines in the latest issue, titled "Assured Access to the Maritime Battlespace," include:

  • Welcome to the Age of Laser Wars

  • Using Ice Predictions to Guide Submarines

  • Dust in the Wind: Supporting Warfighters with Weather Satellites

  • Taking Wave Prediction to New Levels: WAVEWATCH III

  • Carrying Radar Signals with Light

  • A Look Ahead: Building the Future S&T Workforce

Future Force seeks to inform readers about basic and applied research and advanced technologies funded by the Department of the Navy. The mission of the publication is to enhance awareness of the decisive naval capabilities that are being discovered, developed and delivered by scientists and engineers for the Navy, Marine Corps and nation.


To learn more about the new issue of Future Force, visit

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