YAL1

Boeing YAL-1 Airborne Laser Testbed

The Boeing YAL-1 Airborne Laser Testbed, (formerly Airborne Laser) weapons system is a megawatt-class chemical oxygen iodine laser (COIL) mounted inside a modified Boeing 747-400F. It is primarily designed as a missile defense system to destroy tactical ballistic missiles (TBMs), while in boost phase. The aircraft was designated YAL-1A in 2004 by the US Department

Airborne Laser ABL Executive Update 2008 Boeing 747 YAL-1

Courtesy: US Air Force This is the older Executive Update, but it includes the information that everyone asked about with the laser targeting etc… The United States Air Force awarded a team of Boeing, Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin a .1 billion contract to develop and demonstrate a revolutionary laser weapon system to defend against