外文标题：China unveils laser to shoot down low-flying drones: Report
BEIJING: China has developed a highly accurate laser weapon system that can shoot down light drones at low altitude, state media reported.
The machine has a two-kilometre range and can bring down "various small aircraft" within five seconds of locating its target, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing a statement by the China Academy of Engineering Physics (CAEP), one of the developers.
Xinhua showed pictures of large metal boxes in camouflage paint and the wreckage of a small drone, some of it burning.
It is expected to "play a key role in ensuring security during major events in urban areas" and address concerns on unlicensed mapping activities, according to Xinhua.
It is effective up to a maximum altitude of 500 metres and against aircraft flying at up to 50 metres per second (112 mph), Xinhua said.
It cited Yi Jinsong, a manager with China Jiuyuan Hi-Tech Equipment Corp, a firm under the academy, as saying that small-scale, unmanned drones were relatively cheap and easy to use, making them a likely choice for terrorists.
Pinesh Patel (Unknown)
China passed India failed in its LASER WEAPONS program of KALI(Kilo Ampere Linear Injector) and DURGA (Directionally Unrestricted Ray-Gun Array.) After 30 years also they are still under development. I think DRDO, RCI and DRDL have failed miserably and these projects should be handed over to ISRO!!!
Sudip Kr (Unknown)
DRDO, are you watching ??
This toy is direct threat to US SPAYING policy ..i have seen this technology in old Indian movie of Dhramendra...
This is a direct threat to US Spying policy..
we r fighting among ourself China is going ahead n ahead of us every year.
And meanwhile India is struggling to curb the menace of rapes... Rapes do happen because people in Indian families have no respect for women... They have no time for development...