China successfully tests laser weapon to shoot down drones

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association)

China today claimed to have successfully tested a homemade laser defence system specially targeting small-scale drones flying at low altitude. 
The weapon is able to shoot down various small aircraft within a two-kilometre radius and can do so in five seconds after locating its target, said a statement released by the China Academy of Engineering Physics, one of the system’s co-developers. 
Characterised by its speed, precision and low noise, the system is designed to destroy unmanned, small-scale drones flying within an altitude of 500 metres and at a speed below 50m/s, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The new laser system, which will either be installed or transported in vehicles, is expected to play a key role in ensuring security during major events in urban areas, the statement said, adding that a recent test saw the machine successfully shoot down more than 30 drones – a 100 per cent success rate


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