U.S. Air Force plans to deploy laser weapons on fighter jets – STL.News

(STL.News) The U.S. Air Force plans to deploy laser weapons on fighter jets by the mid-2020s.

The service is placing its bets on a new system named TALWS.  TALWS or Tactical Airborne Laser Weapon System is a pod-mounted laser being developed by defense contractor Lockheed Martin on behalf of the Air Force Research Laboratory.  The pod-mounted laser will protect fighters from incoming missiles.

Viewers may note that Mark Stephen, business development lead for strategic technology development at Lockheed Martin’s missiles and fire control division has stated recently, “We’re committing to putting a laser pod equipped with a high-energy laser in the air within five years.”

In this video Defense Updates analyzes how U.S Air Force will have an unprecedented edge with Tactical Airborne Laser Weapon System.

YouTube video provided courtesy of Defense Updates

NOTE: STL.News does NOT guarantee the information contained within the video as we have not independently verified the information.

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