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Airborne Laser System (ABL) YAL 1A


Boeing 747-400F


4 x GE engines, type CF6-80C2BSF

Laser Type

Megawatt Chemical Oxygen Iodine Laser (COIL)

Laser Wavelength

1.315 microns


Airborne Laser (ABL) anti-ballistic missile weapons system


Air Force Research Laboratory


United States Air Force (USAF)

Maiden Flight

July 2002


Testing Phase

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