Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin to develop pod-mounted aircraft and UAV laser defenses - Military & Aerospace Electronics
The Navy says laser weapons are safer than gunpowder-based ordnance and much cheaper than kinetic weapons such as missiles. Each shot by the laser, costs less than $1.
Homemade CO2 laser
Is this the beginning of practical laser warfare? | DVICE
Using one of the most powerful lasers in the world, researchers have accelerated subatomic particles to the highest energies ever recorded from a compact accelerator. A 9 cm-long capillary discharge waveguide used in BELLA experiments to generate multi-GeV electron beams.