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    sonicbomb.com :: View topic - 'Laser jumbo' testing moves ahead

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    PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:48 am Reply with quote



    A US military plane equipped with a powerful laser has moved a step closer to becoming a viable weapon.

    Engineers have started flowing chemical fuel through the laser to test its sequencing and control.

    This will set up the first test firing of the weapon aboard the aircraft while it is on the ground.

    The US Air Force's Airborne Laser (ABL) is designed to shoot down enemy ballistic missiles in the early stages of their flight.


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    PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:31 pm Reply with quote

    How many of these things are they planning on building?
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    PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:55 am Reply with quote

    This is the only one being built because the funding for more has stopped. There were plans for more.
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    PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:10 pm Reply with quote

    Jugs wrote:
    This is the only one being built because the funding for more has stopped. There were plans for more.



    How effective. Confused

    Nothing like a solo flight to defend the homeland.
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