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Airborne laser: the integration challenge
Author(s): Susan J. Thornton
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Paper Abstract

The Airborne Laser, an element of the U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense System, is designed to destroy ballistic missiles using an airborne, megawatt-class laser. This paper provides an overview of the ABL weapon system focusing on the integration challenges.

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Date Published: 23 March 2005
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 5777, XV International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers, (23 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.611520
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Susan J. Thornton, U.S. Air Force (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5777:
XV International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers
Jarmila Kodymova, Editor(s)

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