ACC chief: USAF planning laser demo on mobility asset prior to fighter jet

By Courtney Albon / November 2, 2017 at 2:30 PM
ORLANDO, FL -- Following a directed energy summit earlier this year, Air Force leaders have decided to first demonstrate a podded laser on a mobility platform as an interim step toward integrating the capability on a fighter jet. Air Combat Command Chief Gen. Mike Holmes told Inside the Air Force the planned demo will “hopefully not” interfere with the current time line to install a laser on a fighter aircraft in the 2020s through the Self-Protect High-Energy Laser Demonstrator program...

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