You thought we were kidding?
Lockheed Martin has secretly been developing a game-changing power point presentation of a compact nuclear fusion reactor that may potentially fit into a fighter jet. But lets get back to the power point presentation. The Maryland-based defense contractor recently obtained a patent associated with its design for a fully compact fusion reactor.
If the latest patent from the defense company serves as a benchmark, nuclear fusion technology could revolutionize the aeronautic industry and eventually begin the quantum leap from fossil fuels to compact fusion reactors for the industry.
According to CBS Washington, the prototype system would be the size of a normal shipping container but capable of producing enough energy to power 80,000 residential homes or a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, sometime in the next year or so.
The patent, tilted “Encapsulating Magnetic Fields for Plasma Confinement,” is dated Feb. 15, 2018. CBS indicates that Skunk Works, also known as Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Development Programs or its advanced R&D group, has reportedly been developing the power point presentation since about 2015, with the final draft ready by 2019.
While a nuclear fusion powered fighter jet would certainly change the board game of geopolitics, factor in the hypersonics technologies and high energy weapons, and the high-tech weapons for the next global conflict have already been identified.
So the US response to Russia testing and having nuclear power rocketry with indefinite travel time already in possession is a Power Point presentation by Lockheed Martin.