Soon the laser could be zapping missiles out of the sky
IMAGINE swarms of aircraft patrolling the skies, zapping missiles, aircraft or even satellites in low Earth orbit with invisible, ultrapowerful laser beams.
Such laser battles in the sky may not be such a long way off, after a megawatt laser weapon was fired from an aircraft for the first time.
Although the Airborne Laser (ABL) was fired from a stationary plane at a target on the ground just a few metres away, the test marked a milestone for the weapon, developed by aerospace firms Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. Read More… [by NewScientist]
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