The Missing Word is: Volcano-Lancing

by Jonah Goldberg

From Aviation Week:

Boeing and its Airborne Laser (ABL) teammates are studying potential missions beyond shooting down boost-phase ballistic missiles in a bid to increase the weapon’s military utility and bolster its case for continued funding.

Other missions for the megawatt-class high-energy laser could include shooting down aircraft, surface-to-air missiles and cruise missiles, Boeing ABL Program Director Mike Rinn said during a teleconference Dec. 1. He emphasized multimission capability is “not part of the mainline design,” which is “optimized for boost-phase ballistic missile defense.”

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