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Boeing Begins Firing Airborne High-Energy Laser, Nearby Planets Run Away

Last week Boeing fired their high-energy chemical laser aboard a C-130 Hercules aircraft for the first time ever, which is the first step in the final sprint to achieve a fully functional laser-based anti-missile system next year. By year's end the Advanced Tactical Laser will be firing at ground targets. According to… » 5/19/08 11:20am 5/19/08 11:20am

Laser Gunship to Destroy Ground Targets Death Star-Style

We already told you about Boeing's airborne laser system, which can knock missiles, en route to a target, right out of the sky. Boeing has recently announced trials for a similar offensive system. The offensive part means the end result will be a laser gunship that will be able to destroy ground targets. Lasers?… » 12/12/07 8:45am 12/12/07 8:45am