Lockheed Martin to install Directed Energy Weapons onto fighter jets by 2021
Fighter jets with laser weapons set to take to the skies in 2021 as Lockheed Martin wins $26 million 'Lance' high-energy laser contract
Looks like the US government approved the budget to try to keep up with the Russians
Quote from DailyMail:
Lockheed Martin has released new footage from tests with its laser weapon system, revealing how ‘Athena’ can deliver an invisible killing blow to take down an enemy drone. In the tests, the prototype weapon successfully shot down five unmanned outlaw aircraft. SOURCE
These weapons have to destroy aircraft whilst the aircraft's control surfaces are being cooled by say 500+ mph rushing wind that could have a temperature of -50ºC. Do you think it is just doing it by heating it up?