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Congressional Research Service. Report by Ronald O'Rourke, Specialist in Naval Affairs. Official release. Intro - Scope and sources; Terminology used; Background - Overview of the shipboard lasers and major types of lasers under development for future use on board ships, Navy Surface Fleet - generalized vision for shipboard lasers, Various technical challenges, Recent developments, FY2015 funding request; Number of shipboard laser types to develop, Implications for ship design/acquisition; Legislative Activity for FY2015; Figures; Tables; Appendixes.