Army readying big S&T bets on lasers in future budgets to defeat air, missile threats

By Jason Sherman  
October 10, 2018 at 4:36 PM
The Army is retooling its research and development accounts with an eye toward bolstering next-generation air and missile defense capabilities, plowing more than 50 percent of available science and technology funds into projects that aim to produce a directed-energy interceptor, according to a senior service official. Air and Missile Defense Cross Functional Team Director Brig Gen. Randall McIntire said at the Association of the United States Army's annual conference in Washington that the service is placing big bets on laser...

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