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747 at takeoff
The 747 in its current, nonweaponized state, at takeoff. A flight test with the low-power, solid-state lasers is set for later this year. The high-power chemical laser is still going through ground testing.
At Lockheed Martin, an engineer checks the alignment of one of the low-energy laser's optics
This engineer is making an adjustment to the beam control optics from the chemical oxygen iodine laser (COIL). This missile-killing beam is expected to pack a megawatt-class punch.