The Navy will soon deploy a new laser gun that will be 100 to 150 kw instead of the 30 kw system they are currently testing. That weapon will go out to sea for a demonstration by FY 2018.
Here is a US Navy presentation on the progress in their development of higher power combat lasers.
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