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Compact Laser Weapon For AFRL SHiELD Program Delivered

July 12 2022


Lockheed Martin says it delivered a compact directed-energy weapon to the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) earlier this year, reports Breaking Defense.

In February, the company handed over the Laser Advancements for Next Generation Compact Environment (LANCE) system to the AFRL. The company received the contract in November 2017 as part of the Self-protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) program.

The complete system includes a Northrop Grumman beam-control system and...

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