Lockheed fires green lasers from business jets

Lockheed Martin claims to have overcome a major obstacle to shooting high-power laser weapons from high-speed aircraft, saying it has successfully completed 60 Aero-adaptive Aero-optic Beam Control (ABC) laser turret flight tests over the past year. The turret uses a green, low-power laser to measure the system’s effectiveness at jet cruise speeds and at different angles off the aircraft. Lockheed says one of the greatest obstacles to fielding a powerful airborne fibre laser weapon to shoot down enemy

Source: Lockheed touts ABC laser turret as testbed completes 60 flights

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