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Airborne Laser Burns Things Good

Boeing has unleashed it's ATL (that's Advanced Tactical Laser aircraft) on an unsuspecting truck and captured video for all of us to enjoy. Check out the link below for video of this impressive piece of equipment burning a hole in a 1ft square target on the hood from the vantage point of the truck, or the aircraft.

Keep in mind that this isn't just a laser pointed at a truck, it's a laser mounted on a C-130H, flying at a hundred miles an hour, at least, pointed at a truck. And this thing is hitting the 1ft square target for 20 seconds without doing too much jumping around. That's a nice bit of stabilization.

http://www.boeing.com/defense-space/ic/des/videos/index.html ]

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