The USA expects to install the first combat laser system on its naval ship in the future.
The complex is currently located in San Diego. It is planned to be installed on the USS Portland dock ship (LPD-27). The strength of the new weapons is estimated at 150 kW, which will make it easy to hit drones and small marine objects.
Note that the idea of such weapons was implemented by the American military-industrial company “Northman Grumman”, which won the tender for the development of these weapons in 2015. Testing is planned for the last quarter of 2019.