USAF airborne LASER destroys boosting missile

2/12/2010 – WASHINGTON (AFNS) – Missile Defense Agency officials demonstrated the potential use of directed energy to defend against ballistic missiles when the Airborne Laser Testbed, successfully destroyed a boosting ballistic missile Feb. 11 over the Pacific Ocean.

The experiment, conducted at Point Mugu Naval Air Warfare Center-Weapons Division Sea Range off the central California coast, serves as a proof-of-concept demonstration for directed energy technology.
The Airborne Laser Testbed is a pathfinder for the nation’s directed energy program and its potential application for missile defense technology.

Read further on the YAL-1A, a modified Boeing 747-400F known as the Airborne Laser on:  >>>>>

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AEROFLOT’s enlargement – The bigger, the safer?

Aeroflot’s enlargement designed to boost air safety, but carries risk

17:33 03/02/2010 Russia’s plans to integrate six smaller airlines into the country’s flagship carrier Aeroflot is aimed at improving air safety and modernizing the domestic air fleet, but was likely to create one more monopolist, an expert said on Wednesday.>>

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Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Sukhoi PAK FA / T-50 deliveries delayed

Russian 5th-generation fighter deliveries delayed until 2015

18:45 09/02/2010 Deliveries of fifth-generation fighters to Russia’s Air Force will start in 2015 rather than in 2013 as previously announced, the Air Force chief said on Tuesday.>>

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Serious runway safety event – Educational use only

Charlotte Douglas international airport map

Thanks to the FAA website, and thanks to Xavier (Passion pour l’aviation) for having given the tip.

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