Monday, February 15, 2010

YAL-1A Returns from Successful Laser Test

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The future of warfare is the laser.  Airborne and ground based lasers are critical for the defense of Western society.

The YAL-1A, a modified Boeing 747-400F known as the Airborne Laser, lands at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The Airborne Laser Testbed successfully destroyed a boosting ballistic missile Feb. 11 over the Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Air Force photo)