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Are there any major technological roadblocks to making lasers that are powerful enough to destroy hypersonic missiles in the terminal phase? Because that would revolutionize naval CIWS and the whole Pacific balance of power.

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There was an announcement few monts ago about technology that allows combining multiple laser into single beam using phase control. You need that to prevent destructive interference where waves cancel each other out. With that you can use cheaper low power lasers to get high enough power output for destroying missiles and stuff.

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