Advanced Tactical Laser weapon system successfully tested

I used to play lazor swords, guns etc. with my friends when I was a kid. I never thought 30 years from that time, lasers could actually kill a human being. Or, maybe I'm just ignorant about the idea. The video below shows how an airborne laser or advanced tactical laser weapon system integrated to an aircraft could be a significant defense and weaponry during a nuclear warfare.

Boeing Company successfully completed the first ground test of the entire weapon system integrated aboard the Advanced Tactical Laser (ATL) aircraft, achieving a key milestone in the ATL Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration program.

These photos showed that a modified 46th Test Wing NC-130H aircraft equipped with the Advanced Tactical Laser or ATL weapon system took off from Kirtland and fired its laser while flying over White Sands Missile Range, N.M., successfully hitting a target board located on the ground. Advanced Tactical Laser (ATL) is equipped with a chemical laser, a beam control system, sensors and weapon-system consoles. -

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