LSS (Low, Slow, Small) targets such as multicopter drones and modern airplanes can be easily targeted by future laser systems. therefore, we must consider defenses against these systems now such as highly reflective paints and ablative armor

white paints like anti-flash white are the most basic defense against future laser weapons, but they may carbonize under directed energy attack

perhaps mixing in glitter or reflective metal or mica chips into the paint would help redirecting some of that energy
for larger vehicles, ablative armor in the form of paints with special behaviors may be considered. I believe the Russians now paint their new nuclear missiles with a type of paint that generates copious amounts of smoke when heated

this smoke disperses laser energy
another option is Starlite or materials like it. when heated, the thin layer of putty bubbles up into a thick foam of carbon which insulates against heat energy

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