Testing the YAL-1A Airborne Laser Test Bed aircraft at Edwards AFB (17 Photos)

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  1. etcrr says:

    the future has arrived. Now lets see what they do with it

  2. Kodos says:

    Cool; but they have since mothballed this project.

    Can't get enough power through the laser.
    And you don't want a big, lumbering target like a 747 in a hot zone.

  3. MKAngel says:

    how about microwaving pizzas in the stratosphere?

  4. DEZZA says:

    I didnt realise it had been mothballed, so they didnt get much futher than the C135 airborne laser that flew out of Kirtland AFB?
    What ranges were they engaging targets at any one know?

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