In a galaxy not so far, far away...

A BAE Systems artist's impression of how an aircraft could create a lens to allow a clearer view of a distant target
A BAE Systems artist's impression of how an aircraft could create a lens to allow a clearer view of a distant target

It sounds like something straight out of a science fiction story

BAE Systems scientists at Warton are working on a laser shield and a long-distance laser spy system which could be in use in the next 50 years.

If it all sounds like science fiction, it wouldn’t be the first time.

Sci-fi films have been busy predicting the future for years, but can you match the invention with the film?