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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

The AC-130J Gunship’s First Solid State Laser Weapon Has Arrived For Testing | The Drive

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The Air Force received delivery of its very first prototype Airborne High Energy Laser weapon set to be tested aboard an AC-130J Ghostrider gunship next year. The Air Force hopes that directed-energy weapons might give the aircraft a unique ability to engage ground targets effectively and silently. Lockheed Martin has been working to integrate a directed-energy weapon onto the AC-130 officially since a contract signed in 2019.

 

Source: https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42673/the-ac-130j-gunships-first-solid-state-laser-weapon-has-arrived-for-testing

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