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Airborne laser ready for flight tests

发布时间:2019-03-14 02:07:01来源:未知点击:

By Jeff Hecht IT SHOULD be the moment of truth for the Airborne Laser (ABL). In the coming months, the multibillion-dollar laser built into a customised Boeing 747 will try to shoot a ballistic missile as it rises above the clouds. Don’t expect instant reports of success, though. Instead, if all goes to plan, we’re likely to hear about a series of incremental improvements. Developed by the US Department of Defense’s Missile Defense Agency (MDA),