Airborne Laser (ABL) is an aircraft-mounted laser weapon system
Photo: Lockheed Martin
The beam control optics used to stabilize and shape the beam from the Chemical Oxygen Iodine Laser (COIL) on its way to the nose of the Airborne Laser aircraft where it is pointed at a target ballistic missile.
Photo: Russ Underwood, Lockheed Martin
A Lockheed Martin engineer inspects the turret on an ABL 747 aircraft
Photo: Russ Underwood, Lockheed Martin.
A modified Boeing 747-400F is used to test airborne laser. Photo: Boeing.com