U.S. says Chinese warship fired a laser at American surveillance aircraft that could have BLINDED pilot

January 13, 2022

Daily Mail:

  • The Navy confirmed the incident more than a week after it happened about 380 miles west of Guam
  • It said the People’s Republic of China naval destroyer lased the American P-8A Poseidon aircraft
  • The statement from U.S. Pacific Fleet said the laser was detected by sensors on the aircraft, but was not visible to the naked eye 
  • Military-grade laser beams can omit a powerful beam of light that has the ability to temporarily blind pilots

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