- ‘LANCE’ contract will build on technology from the Athena and Aladin lasers
- $26.3m contract aims to design, develop, and produce system for fighter jets
- An airborne platform is smaller, presenting more of a challenge, experts say
Lockheed Martin is working to develop a high-power fiber laser for fighter jets.
Under a $26.3 million contract from the Air Force Research Lab, the firm will design and produce a directed energy system for aircraft, with plans to test the technology by 2021. Continue reading