Northrop Grumman is Developing Laser Weapons for the Navy

The U.S. Navy has selected Northrop Grumman to develop a ship-board laser weapon. The deal has three phases: initial design, ground testing, and finally, weapons testing aboard a ship. Northrop Grumman will design and demonstrate a 150-kilowatt-class solid state (electric) laser weapon system. The $53 million deal could extended to become a $91 million, three year project.