As if fighter jets weren’t intimidating enough, they now come armed with lasers!
A high power experimental laser will be developed by Lockheed Martin as part of US Air Force’s SHiELD programme.
The $26.3 million contract, will see the fibre laser being tested on a fighter jet by 2021 allowing threats to be tackled from the air.
The development demonstrates how laser weapon system technologies are becoming a reality.
From: Lockheed to develop experimental laser for fighters
Lockheed Martin has received a $26.3 million contract to develop and produce a laser than can be tested on a fighter jet by 2021.