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Will DARPA’s airborne laser succeed where Boeing’s YAL-1 failed?

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Air Force Research Laboratory have developed a turret that could be used to aim future high-powered laser weapons through 360o at aerial and ground targets. Previous attempts to develop airborne laser weapons were ridiculed, but without an effective laser to use with its turret, is DARPA’s attempt also doomed to fail?

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