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The U. S. Navy is interested in lasers. Despite the understandable security classifications surrounding such interest, enough has been released in the open press to establish unequivocally that Navy research and development as well as operations people are either keeping a sharp eye on the rapidly progressing laser technology, or, they are sponsoring various research and development endeavors for the Navy.