U.S. fighter jets to use Star Wars-style onboard laser weapons by 2014

The U.S. military is preparing to employ a new class of weapons.

U.S. fighter jets to use Star Wars-style onboard laser weapons by 2014

Science Recorder | Kramer Phillips | Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The future of warfare has arrived: airplane-mounted laser weapons. The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced that the 150-kilowatt lasers would be 10 times smaller and lighter than existing lasers that fire comparably powerful beams– small and light enough to be mounted on fighter jets... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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