Lockheed Martin Laser works;
A combination of greek gods, our first human, a genie (or his owner?) and our system of jurisprudence came together to develop usable effective laser weaponry. I don’t know how well one could defend against this (reflective armor, etc) but I note the truck was a relatively bright white and that seems to bode well for effectiveness. The laser cut through the sheetmetal and disabled the engine itself — so apparently we have penetrative capabilities.
The system “ATHENA”, for Advanced Test High Energy Asset utilizes “ADAM” Area Defense Anti-Munitions and “ALADIN” Accelerated Laser Demonstration Initiative in a system similar to “LAWS” Laser Weapon System currently installed on the USS Ponce–