A Trekkies Dream Come True
Check out this article:
Airborne laser brings Star Wars one step closer
U.S. Pentagon invention could make air combat resemble a battle scene from Star Wars, with a laser so small it can fit on a fighter jet, yet powerful enough to knock down an enemy missile in flight.
I say strap them on every plane that can hold one. The only decision left is whether the laser should resemble Star Trek phaser fire or Star Wars blaster fire.