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As if fighter jets weren’t intimidating enough, they now come armed with lasers!

A high power experimental laser will be developed by Lockheed Martin as part of US Air Force’s SHiELD programme.

The $26.3 million contract, will see the fibre laser being tested on a fighter jet by 2021 allowing threats to be tackled from the air.

The development demonstrates how laser weapon system technologies are becoming a reality.

 

 

 

From: Lockheed to develop experimental laser for fighters
Lockheed Martin has received a $26.3 million contract to develop and produce a laser than can be tested on a fighter jet by 2021.

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