H.R.3626 - United States-United Kingdom Directed Energy Cooperation Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] (Introduced 07/05/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services; Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/08/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3626 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/05/2019)
United States-United Kingdom Directed Energy Cooperation Act
This bill authorizes the Department of Defense (DOD), upon request from the United Kingdom (UK) and with the concurrence of the Department of State, to jointly carry out research and testing of directed energy capabilities with the UK. (Directed energy systems are capable of converting chemical or electrical energy into radiated energy and focusing it on a target.) DOD may provide maintenance and sustainment support for such activities if the UK matches U.S. funds provided for such support or otherwise provides an amount that meets the UK's best efforts.
The bill imposes various reporting requirements related to such joint research.