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Directed Energy Weapon Downs Ballistic Missile

February 12th, 2010 02:39 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

A**masher writes “In a test off the Califoria coast late last night, Boeing’s Airborne Laser successfully destroyed a sub-launched ballistic missile. ‘This was the first directed energy lethal intercept demonstration against a liquid-fuel boosting ballistic missile target from an airborne platform,’ reported the Missile Defense Agency. It should be noted that destroying a liquid-fueled ballistic missile is generally considered easier than killing a solid-fueled equivalent due to the relative fragility of the fueling and other systems.”

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