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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: BadBoYeed
The only airborne laser they have recently had was the YAL-1A. It first flew in 2002, but didn't actually fire a full power laser shot at a test missile until 2010. It was cancelled in 2012, and scrapped in 2014.
That said, I do believe lasers are going to be a big deal for attack helicopters coming up. And for other aircraft. Esp other aircraft. However, spot kills rather than area effects could have a profound impact on where strikes will be allowed.