Friday, September 4, 2009

Big Boeing Blaster Blows Something Up (finally)

Laser make something go boom. Still no Blastech DL-44 for me yet.

According to Boeing and the US Air Force, that happened over the White Sands Missile Range on August 30th, when an C-130H aircraft equipped with the Advanced Tactical Laser (or ATL) locked on to an unspecified ground target and fired the 12,000lb high-power chemical laser to make the target disappear from the face of the Earth.

from Endgadget

1 comment:

  1. The article you linked to got it wrong, so you aren't exactly correct.

    The parked C-130 was the target.

    The ABL is mounted on a 747.

    better explanation here: