Thursday, August 14, 2008

Boeing Tests an Airborn Laser System on C-130

Boeing has successfully completed the first ground test of the entire weapon system integrated aboard the Advanced Tactical Laser (ATL) aircraft, a modified C-130H, achieving a key milestone in the ATL Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration program. During the test held last week (Aug. 7) at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., the ATL aircraft fired its high-energy chemical laser through the beam control system.

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