chinese laser weapon development

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    There's a lot of politicking in the Pentagon, Congress and even in the Department of Defense's civilians. You cannot assume it is purely a technical problem. During the Clinton administration, lasers were largely verboten. They were a legacy of SDI and, therefore, bad. During the Bush administration, Rumsfeld was not a fan and wanted his FCS + fought two wars. During the Obama administration, they were neglected at first and then started getting more funding towards the end, but even so there were how many wars?

    Laser development has to compete with other priorities in the Pentagon.

    After all, this is the Pentagon that thought the Littoral Combat Ship was a good idea.
     
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    LOL could be, my blood pressure goes up even when I see the acronym "LCS"

    it's veering off topic of
    chinese laser weapon development
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    Yet another laser platform from Zhuhai, this time designed to eliminate explosive ordnance & munitions.

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    I wonder how deep can the laser penetrate underground explosives and ordinances? This would be good to eliminate those millions of mines left undetected through out the world in war torn zones.
     
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    I don't think it could penetrate underground. It needs to illuminate the physical crust of the mine/ordinance in order to trigger an explosion.

    Here is another interesting laser showcased on Zhuhai.

    http://www.cankaoxiaoxi.com/mil/20181116/2353849_3.shtml

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    It is an anti-drone laser small enough to fit on a DongFeng Mengshi! It seems to have a similar power output as the GuorongI laser but is much smaller and more compact.

    China seems to be on the verge of "cabbagizing" point-defense lasers the same way it did DSI intakes and AESA radars!
     
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    http://en.people.cn/n3/2018/1228/c90000-9532928.html

     
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    Video of Silent Hunter Laser on display at IDEX 2019. The display board shows the laser penetrating 5 layers of 2mm steel at a distance of 2KM under 8 seconds and destroying a 6-rotor DJI drone at a distance of 4 km under 7 seconds.

    http://www.yidianzixun.com/article/0LK89ZlK

    The link above claims that the Silent Hunter system has already seen service in the PLA for five years and can target drones resistant to electronic interference.
     
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