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Boeing is developing ATL for the U.S. Department of Defense through an ACTD program.
ATL will destroy, damage or disable targets with little to no collateral damage, supporting missions on the battlefield and in urban operations. ATL will produce scaleable effects, meaning the weapon operator will be able toselect the degree and nature of the damage done to a target by choosing aspecific aimpoint and laser shot duration. For example, targeting the fueltank of a vehicle could result in total destruction of the vehicle, whiletargeting a tire might result in the vehicle stopping without injury to the driver.
Boeing's Advanced Tactical Laser industry team includes L-3Communications/Brashear, which made the laser turret, and HYTEC, Inc., which made various structural elements of the weapon system.
A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is one of the world's largest space and defense businesses. Headquartered in St. Louis ,Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a
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