Most everyone has seen Star Trek and Star Wars or seen Science Fiction movies and thought how amazing those conceived weapons or power systems were, such things as ray guns, lasers, warp drives, and other things.
If our military is letting out information like is contained in the article above then you can be sure they are much further advanced than they want you to believe they are. It's mind blowing what the future may look like and on the other hand quite frightening. Field Laser Weapons where men are not cut down by bullets but cut into by high beam power lasers. Almost unlimited ammo and ability to fire upon others.
I knew and expected some of the weapons hinted at would be implemented but the one that surprised me was the 360 degree shield type laser defensive weapon. Brings a whole new meaning to the word "Shields Up". I'm sure if implemented in say a fighter jet or bomber that the system could be triggered by the pilot or come up automatically when the on board electronics diagnosed an incoming threat. Wars where air to air conflict, air to land or land to air was a series of laser burst. Who is to say what will be next.