Major Laser: US Military's Airborne Laser Tracks and Engages a Missile, in Mid-Air

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The US military released this video of its YAL-1 airborne laser engaging a missile surrogate, all in mid-air. Guaranteed, it's the most laser action you'll see today.

We don't know much about this test. Here's what we've got:

The YAL-1 Airborne Laser engages the MARTI missile surrogate during a 10 January 2009 flight test. The US Missile Defense Agency released the video on 22 January. The test represents the first air to air engagement of the YAL-1's high-powered COIL laser.


Awesome. [YouTube]