[youtubetp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5SDo0rH1Xo[/youtubeAfter 12 years and $3.8 billion, we may not have a ray gun-equipped jet, quite yet. But, thanks to our pal Stephen Trimble, we do have this animated video from Boeing, the maker of the Airborne Laser. The modified 747 is supposed to start test-zapping missiles next year. In the meantime, enjoy some CGI. And a healthy heap of jargon, with phrases like, "through Link 16 network-centric communication and the C2BMC system, ABL notifies the rest of the BMDS system."
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/04/v ... r-jet.html