This page no longer updated from 31 October 2001. Latest version can be found at Space Based Laser

Class: Military. Type: ASAT. Nation: USA.

The Operational SBLOV (Space Based Laser Orbital Vehicle) was the final space based chemical laser system envisioned at the end of the SDI / Star Wars program. In its 1996 version it would weigh 30.8 tonnes and be 35 meters in length. It eventually was to be stationed on an aircraft and became the ABL Air Based Laser. By 2000 SBL was again being discussed to deal with the 'rogue state' ICBM threat.


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