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Submission + - Laser Powers Lockheed Martin's Stalker drone For 48 Hours (suasnews.com)

garymortimer writes: "Lockheed Martin (LMT) and LaserMotive, Inc., recently demonstrated the capabilities of an innovative laser power system to extend the Stalker Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) flight time to more than 48 hours. This increase in flight duration represents an improvement of 2,400 percent.

Stalker is a small, silent UAS used by Special Operations Forces since 2006 to perform intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions."

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Laser Powers Lockheed Martin's Stalker drone For 48 Hours

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