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Key Point: As soon as the 2020s our stealth fighters could be equipped with laser weapons.
The US Air Force is refining its combat strategy, tactics and concepts of operation to accommodate the rapid emergence of laser weapons, technologies which promise to alter the landscape of modern warfare and substantially expand the envelope of attack possibilities for fighter jets.
The service anticipates having aircraft and fighter jet-fired lasers in operation...
Read this story at The National Interest