The Air Force has Invested $26.3 Million in a High-Energy Laser for Fighter Jets
Having successfully equipped a ship with a laser weapon system, known as LaWS, the United States Air Force (USAF) is looking to send laser weaponry to literal new heights. The Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), the USAF scientific research wing has invested $26.3 million dollars with Lockheed Martin to design, develop, and build a laser weapon system to place on the military branch’s fighter jets. This initiative is a part of the AFRL’s Self-protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) program. The USAF is looking to begin tests by 2021.
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