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Boeing Rolls Out ABL

Sun Oct 29, 2006 1:23 am

Boeing officially rolled out the first (Y)AL-1A Airborne Laser aircraft at a ceremony in Wichita yesterday.

Seattle PI Story

Quote:
Lt. Gen. Henry "Trey" Obering III, director of the Missile Defense Agency, said he embraced early critics' comparison of the laser-equipped plane to the Star Wars movies.

"I believe we are building the forces of good to beat the forces of evil. ... We are taking a major step in giving the American people their first light saber," Obering told dignitaries and employees gathered for the ceremony.

 

Reuters


Related:

Lockheed Martin Verifies Integrated Beam Control Performance for Airborne Laser

[Edited 2006-10-28 18:34:29]
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