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Recent airborne laser: laser results
Author(s): Keith A. Truesdell
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Paper Abstract

The Airborne Laser (ABL) uses a megawatt-class laser with state-of-the-art atmospheric compensation to destroy ballistic missiles at long ranges. The system will provide both deterrence and defense against the use of such weapons during conflicts. This paper provides an overview of recent laser test results and the risk reduction approach being utilized to ensure program success.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 2007
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 6346, XVI International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers, 63461L (26 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.738800
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Keith A. Truesdell, Airborne Laser Program Office (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6346:
XVI International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers

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