Lockheed Martin Receives Contract to Develop Compact Airborne High Energy Laser Capabilities

Contract funds development of high power laser to be tested on tactical fighter jet

BOTHELL, Wash., Nov. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) $26.3 million for the design, development and production of a high power fiber laser. AFRL plans to test the laser on a tactical fighter jet by 2021. The contract is part of AFRL’s Self-protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) program, and is a major step forward in the maturation of protective airborne laser systems.

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Royal Navy’s Air Service in the Great War

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The author followed a career in the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm, followed by a tour as curator at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, before becoming an accomplished author of naval aviation history. This new book is a substantial review of the RNAS during the Great War and includes a wealth of images to support the very able text – Most Highly Recommended.


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The Great War Illustrated 1917, Archive and Colour Photographs of WWI

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The publisher has pulled out all the stops to make this a memorable Great War Centenary. This is the latest in one of the special series to commemorate WWI. The series reaches 1917 in this book and lays out in an outstanding photographic presentation the year that many claim as the turning point in favour of the Allies – Highly Recommended.


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Germany in the Great War, The Opening Year, Mobilization, The Advance & Naval Warfare

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This is a volume in the Great War series from the German perspective. There is a wealth of photographic illustration and this is perhaps the most important book in the series because the war was to be won or lost in the first year – Highly Recommended.


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Churchill and Fisher, Titans at the Admiralty

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The author has produced a portfolio of well-received and prize-winning naval histories. This work is an impressive re-evaluation of the Churchill and Fisher papers that includes two very helpful photo-plate sections – Very Highly Recommended.


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The Struggle for the Dardanelles, The Memoirs of a German Staff Officer in Ottoman Service

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This is a rare insight into the German perspective of the Gallipoli Campaign. The author is providing a first hand account of his impressions and understanding of the Campaign – Highly Recommended.


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