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

  • etcrr

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

  • Kodos

    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.

  • MKAngel

    how about microwaving pizzas in the stratosphere?


    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?

  • It's gone
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