DTN News: US Airborne Laser Missile- An Answer To Iranian, Korean Missiles
DTN News: US Airborne Laser Missile- An Answer To Iranian, Korean Missiles*Source: DTN News / ABH News
(NSI News Source Info) WASHINGTON - February 15, 2010: US have yet moved a step ahead of its competitor as it marks its victory with its new Air borne Laser. This is a missile which has the ability to downsize the defense of the other countries to point of “no existence”.
This Pentagon’s Airborne Laser prototype weapons system destroyed a ballistic missile that was in flight giving a green signal for future use confirming the news is Boeing Missile Defense Systems (as Boeing is the chief contractor for the project).
The plane uses a combination of lasers such as; Track illuminator, Beacon illuminator to lock on to the missile and track its trajectory, and then it hunts down with a ¬single shot fired from the nose turret, all in less than 12 seconds.
This is a feat which is worth a praise but the real question arises whether this can deliver performance with respect to distance or suppose it does whether this can eject the shot of laser continuously i.e., one after the other. If yes, then the Korean and the Iranian missiles have something to fear from.