Lockheed prepares for first light of new laser later this year

By Evan Ochsner / October 3, 2022 at 8:00 AM
Lockheed Martin will begin laboratory testing later this year of a new directed energy air defense system to be mounted on Strykers in anticipation of an upcoming Army competition. Lockheed will conduct "first light” of the Directed Energy Interceptor for Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense in the fourth quarter of this year, company officials told reporters. DEIMOS is being developed as a “maneuverable laser weapons system capable of taking down unmanned aerial systems, rotary wing aircraft, as well as rockets, artillery...

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