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417th Flight Test Squadron stands up
The Airborne Laser program, formerly of the 452nd Flight Test Squadron, now falls under the 417th Flight Test Squadron, which was activated in a ceremony March 16, 2006. The 417th FLTS, comprised of about 750 people, including the contractor workforce and the government workforce, is responsible for flight testing the YAL-1A Airborne Laser aircraft, shown above. The aircraft is currently in Wichita, Kan., receiving modifications to the sub-structure of the aircraft to accommodate the integration of the weapons system. (Photo by Master Sgt. James Graham)

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