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China claims panic by US miltary over China’s drone-killing lasers


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The following is a translation from Chinese media:

According to [uncited] Russian media, China knocked down two satellites using a mysterious weapon that has reportedly caused panic among the US military.

Major world powers have been making breakthroughs in drone technology day by day, enabling drones to play an increasingly greater role in future wars.

To counter that, China has developed a laser system able to destroy small drones with lasers, within a range of 2 kilometres. It takes only five seconds to hit down a drone after detecting it with 100% certainty.

As drones grow increasingly smaller, and will even be as small as beetles someday, hitting them with air-defence missiles or guns is ineffective and incurs high costs. The laser system is highly effective and incurs little cost.

So far the laser system only has a range of 2 km to hit small drones below the altitude of 500 metres, with a top speed of 50 metres per second. However, according to informed sources, China is developing a more powerful laser with greater range.

It seems that China has such ability as recently it has carried out at least two tests to hit down a satellite with laser weapon.

Source: qianzhan.com “Twice PLA uses it to hit down satellite, causing panic among high-ranking US officers” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)
 
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About chankaiyee2

Author of the book "Tiananmen's Tremendous Achievements" about how with the help of Tiananmen Protests, talented scholars with moral integrity seized power in the Party and state and brought prosperity to China. The second edition of the book will be published within a few days to mark the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Protests All the parts in the first edition remain in the second edition with a few changes due to information available later and better understanding. There are also some changes for improvements of style. The new parts are Chapters 12-19 on events in China after the first edition was published: The fierce power struggle for succession between reformists and conservatives; Xi Jinping winning all elders’ support during his mysterious disappearance for 2 weeks in early September, 2012; and Xi Jinping Cyclone. Chan Kai Yee's new book: SPACE ERA STRATEGY: The Way China Beats The US An eye-opening book that tells the truth how the US is losing to China. The US is losing as it adopts the outdated strategy of Air-Sea Battle while China adopts the space era strategy to pursue integrated space and air capabilities: It is losing due to its diplomacy that has given rise to Russian-Chinese alliance. US outdated strategy has enabled China to catch up and surpass the US in key weapons: Hypersonic weapons (HGV) that Pentagon regards as the weapon that will dominate the world in the future. Aerospaceplane in China’s development of space-air bomber that can engage enemy anywhere in the world within an hour and destroy an entire aircraft carrier battle group within minutes. Anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons, anti-ASAT weapons, stealth aircrafts, drones, AEW&C, etc. The book gives detailed descriptions of China’s weapon development based on information mainly from Chinese sources that the author monitors closely. U.S. Must Not Be Beaten by China! China is not a democracy. Its political system cannot prevent the emergence of a despotic leader or stop such a leader when he begins to bring disasters to people. A few decades ago, Mao Zedong, the worst tyrant in world history did emerge and bring disasters to Chinese people. He wanted to fight a nuclear war to replace capitalism with communism but could not bring nuclear holocaust to world people as China was too weak and poor at that time. If a despot like Mao Zedong emerges when China has surpassed the US in military strength, world people will suffer the misery experienced by Chinese people in Mao era. China surpassing the US in GDP is not something to worry about as China has the heavy burden to satisfy its huge population, but China surpassing the US in military strength will be world people’s greatest concern if China remains an autocracy. US people are of much better quality than Chinese people. What they lack is a wise leader to adopt the correct strategy and diplomacy and the creative ways to use its resources in developing its military capabilities. I hope that with the emergence of a great leader, the US can put an end to its decline and remain number one in the world. China, US, space era strategy, air-sea battle, space-air bomber, arms race, weapon development, chan kai yee

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3 thoughts on “China claims panic by US miltary over China’s drone-killing lasers

  1. I don’t think China can copy that kind of technology for now, they are lagging behind US. They maybe copy the laser technology but not that accurate.

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    Posted by Bryan | November 18, 2014, 10:06 am
  2. Regardless, that makes them a threat if they shoot down the US satellites without impunity or respect for our nation.

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    Posted by dan | December 10, 2014, 12:49 pm

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