Andrea Shalal writes Tom McGuire, a program lead at Lockheed’s Skunk Works unit, said the organization seeks to attract government, academic and commercial partners for its compact fusion reactor project.
Skunk Works conducted a study to demonstrate the feasibility of constructing a 100-megawatt reactor that is 10 times smaller than the size of existing reactors, according to Reuters.
The company believes nuclear fusion-based power technology could serve as a means to address energy generation issues and climate change.
“We can make a big difference on the energy front,” McGuire was quoted as saying.
Lockheed’s fusion reactor is designed to utilize deuterium-tritium fuel and reduce nuclear waste, Shalal writes.