YAL-1 Airborne Laser (ABL)

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May 7, 2018 | Source: Military.Com, 22 March 2018, Oriana Pawlyk
If one service has made sufficient progress to use laser weapons in its arsenal in the next few years, it's the U.S. Navy, according to the former director of the Missile Defense...
September 26, 2017 | Source: Popular Mechanics, popularmechanics.com, 15 June 2017
The Pentagon wants another crack at shooting down ballistic missiles with laser beams. According to The War Zone, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency is looking to put lasers on high-...
May 8, 2017 | Source: The National Interest, nationalinterest.org, 15 March 2017, James Hasik and Julian Platón
Directed energy has been a fetching technological idea for decades, but as Sandra Irwin wrote in National Defense in July 2015, the technology seemingly “has perennially been on...
May 18, 2015 | Source: Breaking Defense
Star Wars fans, calm down. The US Air Force wants to fire a 100-plus-kilowatt laser from a small plane. And not just any airplane, Air Force Research Laboratory officials. The...