The US Navy has released video of a laser weapon capable of shooting down small aircraft from a warship. We’ve talked here about the growing use of UAVs and drones in a wide variety of ways, including warfare of course, and inevitably there will be attempts devised to provide defense against them. It’s not surprising that lasers are being employed.
Of course huge amounts of energy are going to be needed to allow for lasers as powerful as the one demonstrated here — and this is very likely a reason for militaries to take a great deal of interest in E-Cat/LENR technology. A virtually inexhaustible source of energy is going to be something highly desirable in the battlefield on land, air or sea, and robust and powerful LENR will make militaries far more powerful. It looks like we could be in for a new kind of arms race.