Laser Gunship Could Be Fielded In 2020

Credit: U.S. Air Force
A laser-armed Block 60 version of the Lockheed Martin AC-130J gunship could be operational by 2020, according to Lt. Gen. Brad Heithold, commander of U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (Afsoc). “It’s more and more difficult to defend my battleplanes,” Heithold told the Directed Energy Summit...

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