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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2980 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3281 times:

With all the hullabaloo going on in DPRK right now with the possible missle and whatnot, where is the YAL-1 now, and how advanced is the program? Enough to take a pot-shot in the boost phase yet?


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User currently offlineThorny From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3266 times:

Quoting Spacepope (Thread starter):
With all the hullabaloo going on in DPRK right now with the possible missle and whatnot, where is the YAL-1 now, and how advanced is the program? Enough to take a pot-shot in the boost phase yet?

No, the tracking and pointing system is still being installed at Wichita. The laser itself won't be installed (at Edwards) until 2007.


User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3238 times:

Here is a good link I googled:
http://www.fas.org/spp/starwars/program/abl.htm


User currently offlineLT-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3233 times:

As THorny noted it is in Wichita at the moment. The offices at Edwards, Seattle and New Mexico are also working hard on the project.

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User currently offlineOroka From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 913 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3149 times:

Last I heard the program took a really big budget hit and was almost being put on the back burner.

User currently offlineThorny From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3147 times:

Quoting Oroka (Reply 4):
Last I heard the program took a really big budget hit and was almost being put on the back burner.

I suspect the current events in North Korea will go a long way toward pushing the ABL back to the funding front-burner...


User currently offlineOroka From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 913 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3146 times:

Dunno, it was fairly recent that this happened, well into the N Korea threat. I will have to go digging for where I read this.

User currently offlineThorny From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3143 times:

Quoting Oroka (Reply 6):
Dunno, it was fairly recent that this happened, well into the N Korea threat. I will have to go digging for where I read this.

No, YAL-1 fell on funding hard times when the Air Force budget started getting pinched excessively a couple of years ago because of the war in Iraq.


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