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Aero-adaptive Aero-optic Beam Control (ABC) turret

Country of Origin: USA


The Aero-adaptive Aero-optic Beam Control (ABC) is a prototype laser turret designed for installation on tactical aircraft. Lockheed Martin is developing the system along with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).

The system is intended to address the problem of atmospheric turbulence. Because enemy aircraft and missiles can come from any direction, a laser weapon system on a military aircraft needs to be able to fire...

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