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ABL programme: fire simulation with the anti-missile laser it's ok

Washington, USA - Next step regards an in-flight trial aboard the YAL-1A

Partners from the ABL programme (Airborne Laser) and US Air Force completed a series of tests with the airborne laser cannon designed to hit and destroy ballistic missiles. The laser proved capable of engaging several types of rocket carriers effectively by some ground-based simulations. Next step consists of installation aboard a special version of the 747 Jumbo named the YAL-1A with following in-flight...

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