Delay forces rethink on USAF’s airborne laser

The US Air Force’s highly touted SHiELD airborne laser weapon has hit yet another setback, raising questions about the program’s long-term viability. Due to “technical challenges” and the complications of the coronavirus pandemic, program head Jeff Heggemeier said the planned test of the fighter jet weapon has been delayed until 2023, reported Valerie Insinna of […]