MDA taps Lockheed for new study on feasibility of laser integration into Missile Defense System

September 21, 2022

Inside Defense:

The Missile Defense Agency has tapped Lockheed Martin to conduct a study that aims to explore whether directed-energy weapons can be integrated into the Missile Defense System, a project that comes as a company leader voiced optimism about the potential for speed-of-light technology to scale up to power levels needed to defeat intercontinental ballistic missiles. On Sept. 16, MDA awarded Lockheed Martin Space Sector, Sunnyvale, CA, a nearly $2 million contract for a study on “Directed Energy Lethality.

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