MDA taps Lockheed for new study on feasibility of laser integration into Missile Defense System

By Jason Sherman / September 20, 2022 at 1:43 PM
The Missile Defense Agency has tapped Lockheed Martin to conduct a study that aims to explore whether directed-energy weapons can be integrated into the Missile Defense System, a project that comes as a company leader voiced optimism about the potential for speed-of-light technology to scale up to power levels needed to defeat intercontinental ballistic missiles. On Sept. 16, MDA awarded Lockheed Martin Space Sector, Sunnyvale, CA, a nearly $2 million contract for a study on “Directed Energy Lethality for Fast...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting on defense policy and procurement.

Log in to access this content.