These Are China's Laser Weapons That Have Reportedly Been Targeting US Planes In Djobouti

Business Insider: These are China's laser weapons that have reportedly been targeting US planes in 'an act just short of war'

* The US accused China on Thursday of pointing lasers at US military aircraft near Djibouti multiple times in the last few weeks, but Beijing has denied the allegations.
* The US said there have been at least four such incidents near Djibouti, and in one of the most recent, two C-130 pilots became dizzy and saw "rings."
* Since 2015, China has had at least four different kinds of blinding laser weapons: the BBQ-905 Laser Dazzler Weapon, the WJG-2002 Laser Gun, the PY132A Blinding Laser Weapon and the PY131A Blinding Laser Weapon.

The Pentagon formally complained to the Chinese government on Thursday, accusing Chinese nationals of pointing lasers at US military aircraft near Djibouti in east Africa multiple times in the last few weeks.

"They are very serious incidents ... We have formally démarched the Chinese government and we've requested the Chinese investigate these incidents," Dana White, a Pentagon spokeswoman, told reporters.

The Chinese Defense Ministry, which has a military base just miles from the US's Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, denied the accusations.

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WNU Editor: The question that needs to be asked is why is China doing this at its base in Djibouti .... or is this also being done elsewhere.

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