U.S. anti-missile airborne laser weapon simulation target missile intercept test successful
data for: a modified Boeing 747 large U.S. ABL laser weapon load machine
Xu Zhenjun Global Times correspondent reported on 13 March the U.S. Boeing company announced that on August 10 successful space-based laser anti- missile system (ABL) test, successfully intercepted a simulated test with the sensor with the target missile. This ABL project is a landmark success.
in the experiment, carrier aircraft Boeing 747-400F took off from Edwards Air Force Base, with its infrared sensors to detect from California St. – Nicholas Islands launched the target missile. Then set the machine on the target track, and instructions to track, fire control system for laser calibration device launched laser beam was irradiated on the target track, and measure the atmospheric conditions. ABL simulation on the target system, then launched high-energy laser beam, the successful simulation of a missile intercept. Missile on simulated high-energy laser sensor data confirm hit the target.
“test demonstrated ABL’s battle system, control system and fire control system of combat capability.” Conductor Michael Rinn Boeing ABL project, “said focused laser beam irradiation and over one thousand kilometers per hour in an increase in missile who is not an easy thing, but to prove it can do that ABL. “
before in this trial, ABL system, two sensor devices are not installed on the missile test dummy of the war. The main purpose of these two tests is to coordinate and optimize the ABL system’s engagement process.
According to reports, ABL system will continue to undergo a series of tests, and in this year’s first use of high-energy laser beam ballistic missile intercept test.