So it seems that the US now has laser anti-air capabilities. How long till US infantry troops and armor get theirs? And how long till a energy source is made so that they will be able to use said weapons?
Currently there are microwave guns that are both man portable and vehicle mounted, they do not kill but instead cause the target to be exposed to heat from the microwave beams. It is a non-lethal deterrent made to disperse crowds, but they are not the true laser rifles.
How long till troops are armed with true laser weapons? And then how long till they become available to the civilian market?