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North Korea has announced that it will try to launch a long-range rocket in mid-December as critics claim it is developing technology to fire nuclear missiles.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
reply to post by Kastogere
The ABL is no longer flying. The program was cancelled when it was ridiculously over budget, and hadn't lived up to hype. They were making progress, but too slowly.
As for AWACS they will never have a laser mounted on them. They have enough power to do their mission, but no extra required for a laser. The laser in the YAL-1A required a 747-400 to carry it, between the firing chamber, and the power source for it. There is no way that an E-3, based on a 707 airframe is going to carry a laser.
Originally posted by DarknStormy
A long range missile for North Korea is one that stays in the sky long enough to actually leave the country. I wouldn't be worried about those guys. They bark like Kittens.