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High-Energy Laser Simulator Moved to Arizona

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KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M., August 25 -- An F-16 high-energy laser weapon simulator that will give pilots practice using lasers to destroy targets was transferred recently from Kirtland Air Force Base to the Air Force Reserach Laboratory (AFRL) fighter weapons training branch in Mesa, Ariz. Named the high-energy laser fighter, or HEL fighter, it was developed by the AFRL's Directed Energy Directorate and Air Combat Command's theater aerospace command and control simulation facility. The simulator is allowing pilots to become familiar with high-energy laser weapons, using simulated weapons...Read full article

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