ABL Aircraft May Have To Fly Outside White Sands Range During Testing

By Thomas Duffy / September 24, 2002 at 5:00 AM
The Air Force may have to fly the modified 747 aircraft that carries the Airborne Laser missile defense system outside of the restricted airspace of the White Sands Missile Range, NM, and attack targets flown within the range, according to a recently released environmental study of the ABL's proposed ground and flight tests. The ABL is being developed by the Air Force under the management of the Missile Defense Agency. It will use four separate lasers to detect, track, target...

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