China developed a highly accurate homemade laser defence weapon system capable of shooting down small-scale drones flying at low attitude. This was revealed by Xinhua news agency in the first week of November 2014.
The new weapon system is characterized by speed 50 metre per second, precision and low noise. With the above characteristics, it destroys unmanned, small-scale drones flying within an altitude of 500 metre (1.2 mile range) and at a speed below 50 metre per second.
The new laser system will either be installed or transported in vehicles. It also will keep a tight vigil on security for domestic political meetings, international conferences and sports events. It will also look to prevent public protests as well as any threats to the participants.
The new weapon systems successfully shoot down more than 30 drones which is a 100 per cent success rate. It is expected to play a key role in ensuring security during major events in urban areas and address unlicensed mapping activities.
What: Developed by China
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