Following 'successful' laser lethality demo, MDA advances LPLD program

By Jason Sherman / May 1, 2019 at 4:56 PM
The Missile Defense Agency is hailing a “very successful” March ground test of laser technology that a senior official said penetrated a threat-representative ballistic missile component, buoying support within the agency for a new speed-of-light weapon and hopes for a future capability to destroy an enemy target immediately after launch. MDA Director Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves last month told the Senate Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee on about an event dubbed the Laser Lethality Demonstration at White Sands Missile Range,...

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