Chinese Airborne Direct-Energy Weapons Development: Laser and Others


I figure it's time for a dedicated thread on PLAAF's R&D efforts into direct-energy weapons (laser or others), seeing that China is actively investigating this emerging field.

Below is a feasibility study on an airborne laser weapon. Translating the paper is beyond my ability, but fortunately, there is an abstract in English. Our Chinese speaking members, please feel free to translate or summarize the salient points.