"General Atomics and Boeing have won a US Army contract to prototype their most powerful distributed-gain laser weapon to date: a groundbreaking 300-kW, solid-state, target-tracking beast that could fry enemy missiles and aircraft out of the air."

Zep, I intend to offer my pond's cormorants as testing targets. Free of charge because I am a true patriot!

If the Army turns down my offer, I'll mostly use the same strategy that worked fairly well last year: Sharp, resonant claps. Guess it sounds like gunshots to them, even those on the other side of the lake take off and are not in a hurry to return.