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SDI Not So “Pie-in-the-Sky” Anymore

February 13, 2010

Yesterday, the Pentagon announced the successful test of an airborne anti-ballistic missile (ABM) defense system which used frickin’ laser beams on a modified Boeing 747 to destroy its target!   The Airborne Laser Testbed (ALTB) was just a test, but a pretty cool one.  Using a directed energy laser system, two of ALTB’s targets were destroyed.  [...]

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