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Lasers have hit battlefield strength for the first time -- paving the way for energy weapons. In recent tests, researchers got 105kW of power out of a laser -- past the 100kW threshold for 'weapons grade' lasers. The field-strength breakthrough is part of a push to finally make laser weapons a reality for war. Boeing has a $36 million contract for a laser-equipped truck. Raytheon is test-firing a zapper of its own. Darpa is funding a 150 kilowatt laser to be fitted onto "tactical aircraft."