Laser weapons for planes, ships, and other vehicles are being readied to deploy after decades of development.
Companies in the defense industry — including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon — are developing prototypes for the Pentagon, AFP reported.
Lockheed Martin recently announced that they will be working with the Army to test a 60-kilowatt laser weapon, according to the Washington Times. Lockheed’s international business development director Jim Murdoch told reporters at a press conference this week that the new weapon can take out a drone 500 yards away by keeping its beam locked onto the target for a few seconds. MORE