Originally posted by Freezer
They don't deny they have these weapons.
I lol'd when Bearden didn't even open the door...Smart...
It depends what you think they're not denying.
Lasers, sure, got beaucoup different types. Gas dynamic, solid state, chemical, you name it. Lots of different test platforms with various lasers, trying for different effects. Plasma bloomers, reverse bremsstrahlung impact lasers, deflagrators, plasma bloom RF mixers, ones intended to drill holes in a target, others for damaging solar panels on sats.
HPM, got that too. AESA is probably the best one out there, but we've got them. CARMs and FELs on planes now, belting out a ton of microwaves. That's DEW as well.
Heck, we even played around with sonic bullets like the Russians did, and dropped it, like the Russians did.
What you can't really do and stay with reality based conjectures is the old keywords confer reality thing. If Rumsfeld says we've got/are working on DEW, then yep, we are. But that keyword "DEW" doesn't then confer reality on any whack conjecture, like Judy Woods'.