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Lockheed Martin is developing one of three subsystems for the Air Force Research Laboratory's Self-Protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD), a laser weapon to be installed on a fighter jet. (Lockheed Martin)
Air Force to begin assembly of airborne laser

The Self-Protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) program’s goal is to build a laser weapon that can be installed on fighter jets to take out incoming missiles.

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