Airborne Laser Compensation

August 2007
Armada International;Aug/Sep2007, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p84
The article reports on the successful flight test of the Airborne Laser (ABL). The flight firing test, which is part of a Boeing-led U.S. military research project, demonstrated the weapon's ability to track an airborne target and fire a surrogate to its high-energy laser. It was conducted from a modified Boeing 747-400 which used infrared sensors and the system's track illuminator laser.


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