Lockheed Martin gets ready to test a laser weapon on a fighter jet

In a move that could revolutionize aerial combat, the US Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) has awarded Lockheed Martin a US$26.3 million contract to design, develop, and produce a high-power laser weapon that AFRL wants to install and test on a tactical fighter jet by 2021. The new test weapon is part of the AFRL Self-protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) program tasked with developing airborne laser systems... Continue Reading Lockheed Martin to build high-energy airborne laser for fighter planes Category: Military Tags: Laser weapon Lockheed Martin US Air Force Related Articles: Lockheed Martin tapped to develop anti-missile laser Lockheed Martin completes 60 tests of laser turret for high-speed warplanes Lockheed Martin developing cruise missile replacement for US Air Force Lockheed Martin's laser weapon takes dow

Lockheed Martin gets ready to test a laser weapon on a fighter jet

As laser technology has advanced, the Pentagon is looking for new ways to use the weapon in combat.

Wed 8 Nov 17 from The Washington Post

Lockheed Martin to build high-energy airborne laser for fighter planes

In a move that could revolutionize aerial combat, the US Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) has awarded Lockheed Martin a US$26.3 million contract to design, develop, and produce a high-power ...

Tue 7 Nov 17 from Gizmag

Laser Weapon to Go in Fighter Jet in 2021

Tue 7 Nov 17 from IEEE Spectrum

Lockheed Martin To Build First High Power Laser Guns For Fighter Jets

When we think of the armament load outs for modern fighter jets, the aircraft usually carry an internal cannon and air-to-air missiles to blast enemy aircraft out of the sky. However, Lockheed ...

Sun 12 Nov 17 from HotHardware

Pew-Pew! Laser Weapons May Arm Air Force Fighter Jets

Yesterday (Nov 6), the U.S. Air Force Research Lab signed a $26.3 million contract with Lockheed Martin to develop high-energy laser weapons that are lightweight and compact enough to be mounted ...

Thu 9 Nov 17 from SPACE.com

Pew-Pew! Laser Weapons May Arm Air Force Fighter Jets, Tue 7 Nov 17 from Livescience

Lockheed Building Airborne Laser Weapons For The Air Force

Lockheed Martin has won a new contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory to develop and produce high-energy airborne laser weapons that will be built into tactical fighter aircraft. The ...

Tue 7 Nov 17 from Ubergizmo

Lockheed Martin developing high-energy laser for jets

Under a $26.3 million contract from the Air Force Research Lab, the firm will design and produce a directed energy system for aircraft, with plans to test the technology by 2021, Lockheed ...

Mon 6 Nov 17 from Daily Mail

Lockheed to develop fighter jet laser cannon

Lockheed Martin has been awarded $26m by the US government’s Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) to develop a high-power fibre laser that will be tested on a fighter jet by 2021. The contract ...

Wed 8 Nov 17 from The Engineer

Lockheed to adapt fiber laser weapon for fighter jet

$26.3M development project focused around three subsystems including high-energy laser capable of disabling enemy targets.

Tue 7 Nov 17 from optics.org

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