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Thu May 3, 2018, 08:52 PM

Chinese military lasers injure US military pilots in Africa

Source: CNN

Chinese military lasers injure US military pilots in Africa

By Ryan Browne, CNN
Updated 1833 GMT (0233 HKT) May 3, 2018

(CNN) Chinese personnel at the country's first overseas military base in Djibouti have been using lasers to interfere with US military aircraft at a nearby American base, activity that has resulted in injuries to US pilots and prompted the US to launch a formal diplomatic protest with Beijing, two military officials told CNN.

The US issued a notice to airmen "to exercise caution when flying in certain areas in Djibouti," which "was issued due to lasers being directed at US aircraft on a small number of separate occasions over the last few weeks," according to the notice obtained by CNN.

"During one incident, there were two minor eye injuries of aircrew flying in a C-130 that resulted from exposure to military-grade laser beams, which were reported to have originated from the nearby Chinese base," the notice said.

Two US military officials told CNN that the issue was of major concern as such activity can cause major accidents. The officials said that the State Department had lodged a formal diplomatic protest with Beijing in an effort to get China to stop the activity.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2018, 08:57 PM

1. The Reds are making huge strides under dt.

All this horseshit and dt has done nothing to keep the Chinese and Russians in check. When they're coming up through Mexico to catch us off guard...I hope we load the cannons w trum supporters and fire them first. This country is falling apart and 30% think that's just fine bc they're extra rich, or so down trodden they enjoy everyone else's misery.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2018, 09:13 PM

2. Lasers are a big problem here too

I saw some stories about it a few years ago. Pilots say they get lasers directed at them all the time.

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