Military laser from Lockheed is the answer to combat laser from Boeing, which the answer to combat laser from Northrop

This is not the first time, corporations and states are trying to create a battle laser.

1К11 "Stiletto" - a Soviet self-propelled laser system.

It was a lot of projects.

However, all the projects have remained at the level of prototypes
The problem were the same: lack of available power sources.
Lasers effectively worked but not for long.
Now with modern electronics combat lasers reborn.
Northrop Grumman Corp. engineers in Redondo Beach have developed an electric laser capable of producing a deadly 100-kilowatt ray of light.
After Northrop the Boeing recalled about  ground based lasers.

This eight-wheel, 500-horsepower Oshkosh HEMTT (Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck) has already been modified by Boeing with a beam control system.
Now Lockheed is trying to create an effective laser air defense system.
However "Designed for short-range defense of high-value areas including forward operating bases, the ADAM system’s 10-kilowatt fiber laser is engineered to destroy targets up to 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) away" these characteristics do not exceed even the characteristics of a large-caliber automatic weapons, currently used in air defense...
Double-barrelled 50 kW laser weapon from  German defense contractor Rheinmetall.