The system was installed aboard the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Dewey in November, but not announced until this week.
Lasers and Directed Energy
The U.S. military will incorporate the newest generation of solid-state fiber optic lasers as early as 2021.
The Air Force is preparing to send vehicle-borne laser drone-killers overseas in just a few months.
Navy warship is getting a laser five times stronger than the one the service has tested in the past.
The Pentagon is shelving a directed-energy program it was hoping to use in space to destroy enemy ICBMs.
Army officials are getting help from the Navy to make the service's High Energy Laser program more than twice as powerful.
The USS Preble will be the first destroyer to be equipped with a high-energy laser to counter surface craft and drones.
The Navy finally plans on testing its much-hyped electromagnetic railgun on a surface warship in a major milestone.
Putin specifically mentioned the Peresvet, the military's first laser weapon that entered service last fall.
The powerful new High Energy Laser Tactical Vehicle Demonstrator is currently too big to deploy.