U.S. Air Force F-35s, F-15s and F-16s Might Soon Have Laser Weapons
The National Interest -

Sebastien Roblin

Security,

That could be a really big deal. Let us tell you why.

On April 23, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) tested a fiber-optic laser at the White Sands Test Range in New Mexico that successfully shot down “multiple air-launched missiles in flight.”

The Self-protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHIELD), pictured here, currently exists as a bulky, ground-based demonstrator. However, the Air Force is optimistic that SHIELD can be shrunk to a small pod that could...

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