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Airborne Laser System (ABL) YAL 1A

Aircraft

Boeing 747-400F

Engines

4 x GE engines, type CF6-80C2BSF

Laser Type

Megawatt Chemical Oxygen Iodine Laser (COIL)

Laser Wavelength

1.315 microns

Type

Airborne Laser (ABL) anti-ballistic missile weapons system

Manufacturer

Air Force Research Laboratory

Operator

United States Air Force (USAF)

Maiden Flight

July 2002

Status

Testing Phase
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