The US Navy is going laser crazy!
Solid-State Fiber Laser
Free Electron Laser
High-Power Microwave Directed Energy Weapons
The Revolutionary Approach to Time-Critical Long Range Strike (RATTLRS) Program
Next Generation Integrated Power Systems
Laser-based Landing Aids
and probably more. Where are the SWFLs*?
Anyway, this is all high on the Office of Naval Research’s list
*Sharks With Frickin’ Lasers – duh.