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Airborne laser (ABL) - A legacy and a future for high-energy lasers
Author(s): Jeffrey L. Moler; Steven E. Lamberson
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Paper Abstract

The Airborne Laser (ABL) is being built by the USAF as the primary weapon system for boost-phase defense against theater ballistic missiles. The ABL is a legacy of the Airborne Laser Laboratory built in the late 70's that demonstrated the viability of high-energy laser platforms for the future. The ABL is the first airborne laser weapon system for the 21st century, and will be the stepping stone to future high-energy laser systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3268, Gas and Chemical Lasers and Intense Beam Applications, (12 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308055
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Jeffrey L. Moler, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Steven E. Lamberson, MIT Lincoln Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3268:
Gas and Chemical Lasers and Intense Beam Applications
Ernest A. Dorko; Jeffrey L. Moler, Editor(s)

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