Some folks figure that the DARPA boffins have been reading a skosh too much cyberpunk.
This is exactly what happens when you take three uber-geeks, one case of Ye Olde Panther Whiz, an Austin Powers DVD, and leave all of the above in a basement for the weekend.
The beta version sounds good. All sorts of detailed gobbeldy-gook about "detection capabilities", "stealth surveillance" and other esoteric goodies.
I will bet you dollars to doughnuts that somewhere, buried in the plans, probably under a Three Letter Acronym, are designs for a "Frickin' Laser Beam Attachment Point And Control Circuit".
It's there. You know it is.LawDog