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01/19/2006

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Andrew Reeves

The Airborne Laser prototype is probably going to be mounted in the 747 this year, though, several more should be in production by the end of the decade. Being able to hit boost phase missiles will be much more efficient than trying to hit a warhead streaking back to earth accompanied by scores of decoys.

J.

I had heard that the ABL program had some operational and technical issues, not the least of which was cost...
some more details here.

http://today.reuters.com/investing/financeArticle.aspx?type=bondsNews&storyID=2006-01-18T002844Z_01_N17345403_RTRIDST_0_ARMS-LASERS.XML

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