Photos: Laser weapons take to the air

Photos: Laser weapons take to the air

Summary: Military researchers are studying ways to mount laser weapons on aircraft, primarily to destroy ballistic missiles. Here, a modified Boeing 747-400 freighter undergoes flight testing.

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  • Photos: Laser weapons take to the air

    Not all of the military's use of lasers would be in weaponry. At the Starfire Optical Range on Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, a sodium laser combines with deformable optics to help clear up atmospheric distortions in gathering images of objects in space.

  • Photos: Laser weapons take to the air

    Three green lasers being fired from the Starfire Optical Range.

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