Evolutionary Air and Space Global Laser Engagement

Evolutionary Air and Space Global Laser Engagement

The Evolutionary Air and space Global Laser Engagement (EAGLE) is a new plan being developed by the United States Air Force.

The project is a combination of two separate missile defense efforts: the Aerospace Relay Mirror System and a new, high-altitude airship. The project is designed as a means to destroy enemy missiles before they would have the opportunity to hit targets on American soil. It involves using either ground-based, air-based or space-based lasers deflected off a massive airship (roughly 25 times the size of the Goodyear blimp) covered in mirrors that could destroy missiles but also satellites or spacecraft in a low-earth orbit.

The first tests of the airship were scheduled to begin in 2006.

External links

* [http://www.popsci.com/popsci/aviation/article/0,12543,583484,00.html "Popular Science" article on the project]
* [http://www.defensetech.org/archives/000742.html Defense Tech article on the project]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Laser applications — There are many scientific, military, medical and commercial laser applications which have been developed since the invention of the laser in the 1958. The coherency, high monochromaticity, and ability to reach extremely high powers are all… …   Wikipedia

  • Airship — For other uses, see Airship (disambiguation). Dirigible redirects here. For the 1931 film, see Dirigible (film). Not to be confused with Balloon (aircraft) or Blimp. Airship …   Wikipedia

  • Precision bombing — is the desired skill of being able to bomb single buildings in a built up area, without causing any damage to the surrounding buildings, or the ability to place a bomb by air to within extremely accurate limits. Precision bombing was used by both …   Wikipedia

  • War — This article is about war in general. For other uses, see War (disambiguation) and The War (disambiguation). Warfare Military history Eras …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.