Kay Grabanski, program manager for F-15E Mission Training Centers, wanted to see her team re-energized and excited about coming to work each day after the program experienced some early problems. Mission accomplished.
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The Airborne Laser Test Bed, a modified 747 with a powerful chemical laser, is but one of several Boeing programs in the field of directed-energy systems turning science fiction into reality.
A new Boeing system that has been successfully tested in the field can detect and pinpoint the location of optical monitoring devices such as a sniper scope. Its primary purpose is to help soldiers.