The Air Force once canceled an Airborne Laser program that was mostly run out of Kirtland Air Force Base via the Directed Energy Directorate. But it seems they are getting back in the market for laser weapons:
From Defensetech.org: Contracts Awarded to Develop Laser Pods that Shoot Down Missiles
Oh look, they developed hand-held laser tools. Could these be weaponized? Is the sky blue?
From USNINews: Air Force Seeks Laser Weapons for Next Generation Fighters
Here’s the solicitation notice from the AFRL on this laser device. Notice the contracting office is at Kirtland in Albuquerque.