If Washington DC sends out the right signals, looks like defense companies do respond and start reallocating their resources.
Does Lockheed Martin Really Have a Breakthrough Fusion Machine?
Nuclear fusion could produce far more energy, far more cleanly, than the fission reactions at the heart of today’s nuclear power plants. ..... If successful, the program could produce a reactor that might fit in a tractor-trailer and produce 100 megawatts of power ...... with research partners Lockheed could develop a competed prototype within five years and a commercial application within a decade. The company is even talking about how fusion reactors could one day power ships and planes.