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Killian Bundy4/25/2009 2:20:39 pm PDT

Boeing’s Airborne Laser begins weapon flight tests

Boeing Co (BA.N) said on Friday it has begun flight tests of its Airborne Laser, designed to zap missiles soon after they are launched, with the full weapons system on the aircraft.

The aerospace and defense manufacturer said a functional check flight was completed on April 21 at Edwards Air Force Base in California with the beam and fire control systems and the high-energy laser onboard.

Gee, just in time to be part of the proposed defense budget cuts.

/they had fun, fun, fun until TOTUS took the funding away