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Next Generation LASER Weαpσns Are Coming

The Self-protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator, currently exists as a bulky, ground-based demonstrator. However, the Air Force is optimistic that Self-protect High Energy Laser can be shrunk to a small pod that could be tested on an F-15 fighter by this year and eventually integrated also integrated into F-16 and F-35 single-engine fighters. Some sources suggest the system may see its first flight tests on C-17 or C-130 cargo planes.