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Lockheed is supremely confident in their laser tech. As another exec, Paul Shattuck, boasted on an earlier occasion: “Our beam control technology enables precision equivalent to shooting a beach ball off the top of the Empire State Building from the San Francisco Bay Bridge.”

if this is true bring back the ABL w/ a hybrid chemical/solid state for overwatch but beef up the engines on those 747s.
 

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Currently, Van Ovost told reporters at the virtual AFA 2020 conference, her aircrafts’ communications are largely limited to line-of-sight radio networks. Now, radio goes a long way when you’re flying 50,000 feet in the air, but it’s not enough for future warfare, when satellites and smart weapons can hunt targets hidden over the horizon.



But, I asked, how can large, unstealthy and slow transports and tankers conduct these ambitious missions in a conflict against a high-tech adversary like Russia or China, who can target them with long-range surface-to-air missiles and 4th generation fighters?

Air Mobility Command is looking to upgrade the self-defense systems on its aircraft, Van Ovost answered. But the most important weapon is information – those real-time updates on where the threats are and what air corridors are clear, which can change moment to moment as US forces try to bomb, jam, and hack openings in the enemy’s defensive net.
 

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There's still multiple SSL programs running in DoD, and the GA SSL tech is scalable. They may be hoping for contracts outside the Army's, they may also hope to position themselves as a credible alternative if the LM-Dynetics team runs into cost problems.
 

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I don't know where better to put that (directed energy but no laser) :
The company’s first consumer device, SoundBeamer 1.0, is planned for release in December 2021. This compact, desktop unit is designed primarily for video conferencing but can also be used for SoundBeaming anything from podcasts to meditation and more.
 

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