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Flight Tests for Laser-Equipped AC-130 Expected in FY18

March 4, 2017

From the National Defense website

ORLANDO, Florida —  Air Force Special Operations Command is “months to maybe a year out” from flight testing a directed energy weapon aboard an AC-130 gunship, its leader said March 3.

Feedback from initial tests of the capability at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, have allowed the command move forward with a proof of concept phase, said Lt. Gen. Marshall “Brad” Webb at the Air Force Association’s annual Air Warfare Symposium.

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Video of previous AC 130 Gunship operations in Afghanistan.

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