A TRW/Boeing team will compete against Lockheed Martin for development of the Space Based Laser Readiness Demonstrator (SBLRD). The TRW/Boeing team has received a six-month, $10 million study contract from the US Air Force to define concepts for the SBLRD spacecraft, which is intended to show the technical feasibility of using a space-based laser to destroy theatre ballistic missiles in the boost phase.

Source: Flight International