Over at the Skunk Works, aircraft designers are hard at work cooking up a hypersonic scion to the legendary SR-71, the superspeedy recon jet of the Cold War.
But belay your Death Star wishes. The Area Defense Anti-Munitions system sports a very modest 10-kilowatt fiber laser and for now just shoots small fry.
The legendary Skunk Works got its start on an early jet fighter design 70 years ago this month. Since then, it's brought you the U-2, the SR-71, and the F-117, and it's still going strong.
In a series of tests, the prototype ADAM system destroys a number of targets that the defense contractor describes as "free-flying Qassam-like rockets."
The company in charge of the U.S. government's cybercrime lab announces a steep surge in the pace and sophistication of cyberattacks.
The Air Force expects to deploy its $3.5 billion system by 2017, and in the process improve its space debris tracking ten-fold. If it works, as many as 200,000 pieces of junk can be tracked.
Less than a year after being the victim of a cyberattack, Lockheed wins a multi-million dollar contract to run the U.S. government's cybercrime lab.
The Air Force wants to replace its aging Space Surveillance System to keep tabs on the threat posed by orbital space junk. Lockheed Martin has a radar prototype.
Defense contractor confirms that the network problems it has been contending with during the last several days are the result of a "significant and tenacious attack" carried out against its network.
The defense contractor wins a $1.4 billion contract from the U.S. Air Force to build the next generation of navigation satellites, set to be more accurate and more resistant to jamming.