Boeing conducts first test of airborne laser

12/2/2008 | Daily Breeze (Torrance, Calif.)

Boeing Co. says it has successfully fired its anti-missile laser in a ground test, using a simulated ballistic missile as a target. The high-energy laser, built by Northrop Grumman Space Technology, is being integrated into a Boeing 747-400F aircraft. The first shootdown demonstration of the Airborne Laser is scheduled for next year.

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