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February 10, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Scientists for the first time used a ground-based laser to shoot down an armed, short-range rocket of the type used by guerrillas, the Army said. The U.S.-Israeli test, conducted at the White Sands Missile Range, involved a deuterium fluoride laser, whose light is invisible to the naked eye, the Army said. The system is supposed to spot a rocket in flight, fire a laser and destroy the rocket before it hits its target.
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February 10, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Scientists for the first time used a ground-based laser to shoot down an armed, short-range rocket of the type used by guerrillas, the Army said. The U.S.-Israeli test, conducted at the White Sands Missile Range, involved a deuterium fluoride laser, whose light is invisible to the naked eye, the Army said. The system is supposed to spot a rocket in flight, fire a laser and destroy the rocket before it hits its target.
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BUSINESS
May 11, 1994
Rockwell said Tuesday that it has been awarded a $22-million government contract to help design an aircraft-based laser weapon system. The 33-month contract with the U.S. Air Force Phillips Laboratory will allow the Seal Beach-based aviation, electronics and high-technology company to contribute to the development of the Air Force's proposed Airborne Laser system, which would be used by military jet pilots to shoot down enemy ballistic missiles with the speed of light.
BUSINESS
May 11, 1994
Rockwell said Tuesday that it has been awarded a $22-million government contract to help design an aircraft-based laser weapon system. The 33-month contract with the U.S. Air Force Phillips Laboratory will allow the Seal Beach-based aviation, electronics and high-technology company to contribute to the development of the Air Force's proposed Airborne Laser system, which would be used by military jet pilots to shoot down enemy ballistic missiles with the speed of light.
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