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