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Why Lockheed is investing in lasers

WASHINGTON — Just how accurate can a future laser weapon system be? A Lockheed Martin executive explains. "Say I had a beach ball that I was aiming at on top of the Empire State Building,” said Keoki Jackson, chief technology officer at Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT). “Well, I’m shooting at that from San Francisco at the other side of the U.S.” Pinpoint, surgical accuracy is just one of the many benefits that lasers bring to the battlefield.
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