Boeing completes successful test of air-to-ground laser turret, enemies are teh doomed

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Joshua Fruhlinger
August 14th, 2008
In this article: 747, ATL, boeing, C-130H, laser, lasers, military
Boeing completes successful test of air-to-ground laser turret, enemies are teh doomed
Boeing laser
It's about time Boeing went and shot that frickin' laser. The Boeing Advanced Tactical Laser C-130H aircraft has completed its first ground test, shooting a high-energy chemical laser through a beam-control system. The gun successfully acquired a ground target and shot the darn thing on August 7, paving the way for an in-air test later this year, hopefully from that bad-ass 747 they've been touting. Boeing promises that the ATL will "destroy, damage or disable targets with little to no collateral damage." Yay for surgical strikes? Maybe some popcorn?
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