外文标题：China's new laser weapon may help Pakistan counter US drones
BEIJING: China claimed on Monday it has developed a highly accurate laser weapon system that can shoot down small aircraft and drones within seconds.
This important development opens up the possibility of the weapon being exported to China's close ally, Pakistan, which has been battling drone attacks by the United States, informed sources said
China's laser weapons' programme is already a cause of worry for the western nations.
But a senior Chinese official said that the laser weapon will actually be used against terrorist using drones, and for checking the growing menace of mapping agencies.
He said that small-scale, unmanned drones were relatively cheap and easy to use, making them a likely choice for terrorists.
The weapon, which can be installed on vehicles, shot down more than 30 drones in a recent test with a "100 per cent success rate" the CAEP statement said.
The new weapon has a range of two kilometres, which makes it capable of shooting down "various small aircraft" within five seconds of locating the target, the statement further said.
The weapon is expected to "play a key role in ensuring security during major events in urban areas" and address concerns on unlicensed mapping activities, the official Xinhua news agency said.
It is effective against aircraft flying at up to 50 metres per second up to a maximum altitude of 500 metres, Xinhua said.
China should aware about their technology it can go in wrong hands
nobody can challenge superiority of usa china or pakistan usa will remain super for long period
This laser works on low flying Drones. The small tiny ones used for reconnaissance; not the larger ones that fly high (@20,000 ft).
wow what a great news story... Please put ur mind while writing a report... killer drones flying over Pakistan Are not small drones neither they fly at an altitude of 500/1000 mtr...
further only a fool could believe that Pakistan could mess with uncle Sam.
China's developed laser in India also, it is available in Manish market last time I bought it for Rs 150/-
china is feeding and helping a snake to grow and become strong, wait and watch china will have it's share of terror in their land......
Very soon US will prove laser is lesser weapon.
yes dear sir yoiu are usa will not allow any body go move ahead of it
also no wonder the knife wielding attacks will raise in China !
Don't be deceived. US drone strikes are coordinated with Pakista