MDA eyes new laser effort as FY-23 unfunded priority, outlines 12-month research project

By Jason Sherman / June 2, 2022 at 3:21 PM
The Missile Defense Agency is lining up a new Short Pulse Laser research project in fiscal year 2023 -- including drafting a roadmap for this category of directed-energy technology -- if Congress adds $12.2 million for the venture, which is not requested as part of the Pentagon's budget request. MDA, which has previously expressed interest in a new laser project to advance technology able to destroy ballistic, hypersonic and cruise missile threats in all phases of flight, has included Short...

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