Lockheed-Rolls: Cruise missile intercept is 'proof point' for tactically developed 100kw laser

By Jason Sherman / April 15, 2022 at 10:56 AM
Industry-developed laser weapon and power technology -- designed to fit on a ship, a ground combat vehicle, and military cargo aircraft -- demonstrated the feasibility of a tactical, electrical, fiber laser beam-combined system across the entire engagement chain during a February test in New Mexico that shot down a cruise missile target. That is the assessment of senior Lockheed Martin and Rolls Royce representatives, who say their companies’ independent funding efforts over more than a decade developed a 100kw-class laser...

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