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Lasers: Asia’s Coming “Sci-Fi” Arms Race -- J. Michael Cole, The Diplomat
True to Newton’s Third Law on Motion, weapons development is a constant battle of adaptation with one side unveiling new technology only for the other to respond with countermeasures. Very few platforms in recent years have been as influential or attracted as much publicity as have unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), which have greatly enhanced surveillance capability while giving their owners the ability to target enemies thousands of miles away at relatively little cost.
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My Comment: I guess the Americans are not the only ones who are trying to develop laser based weapon systems.