21 July 2000 Atmospheric propagation for tactical directed-energy applications
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Abstract
As a corollary to the USAF strategic Airborne Laser program, Boeing has been analyzing the use of the Chemical Oxygen Iodine Laser for tactical scenarios. These include its use in an airborne platform operating against low flying cruise missiles and miscellaneous ground targets, as well as on a mobile ground platform providing support defense against shorter-range rocket attack. Practical design concepts yielding high target lethality at significant ranges have been developed.
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Alan J. MacGovern, Alan J. MacGovern, David A. Nahrstedt, David A. Nahrstedt, Michael M. Johnson, Michael M. Johnson, } "Atmospheric propagation for tactical directed-energy applications", Proc. SPIE 4034, Laser Weapons Technology, (21 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391863; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.391863
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