Air Force Wants Airborne Laser Reprogramming to Counter Technical Challenges

By Thomas Duffy / January 5, 2001 at 5:00 AM
The Air Force will ask Congress for permission to reprogram $38 million into the $800 million airborne laser program for fiscal year 2001 to counter technical challenges involving "air worthiness testing, laser segment and beam control design," the service said today. Additionally, ABL contracting team members -- Boeing, Lockheed Martin and TRW -- have agreed to "contribute" $20 million apiece in FY-01 with the expectation that the Air Force will reimburse them in FY-02, ABL Program Manager Col. Ellen Pawlikowski...

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