Representatives of Lockheed Martin, development of lasers, said that by 2021, the Pentagon will test fighter jets with laser weapons. The corresponding order has already entered the company mentioned above, the amount of 26.3 million dollars.
According to Lockheed Martin, research laboratory, the air force of America gave the order for the design, development and further production of a powerful fiber laser. By 2021 is to be tested a laser mounted on a tactical American fighter. The order of 26.3 billion.
The project is part of a program called SHiELD, which includes the development of a control system of a laser in the targeting. This summer, the Pentagon had already tested a system of laser weapons LaWS, which can bring down aircraft and small marine vessels.