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November 12, 2007

Airborne laser scheduled for '09 operational tests

If you can burn down an incoming missile, you ought to be able to burn down some miscreant 50 miles away too, right? I'll be in my bunk relieving my clinical depression.

...Re-assembly of the megawatt-class laser will continue in 2008 and will be followed by ground and flight-testing of the integrated weapon system, culminating in the shootdown of a boosting missile planned in August 2009...

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