China is Trying to Blind US Military Pilots with lasers!

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AmericanMilitaryNews writes

China’s only overseas military base in Djibouti, Africa, has been using high-powered lasers to interfere with U.S. military aircraft from a nearby American base, and they have reportedly been aiming the lasers at U.S. military pilots, Pentagon officials told the Wall Street Journal this week.

The lasers have caused two minor eye injuries and prompted U.S. officials to issue a formal diplomatic protest with Beijing.

A formal notice was also issued for Airmen “to exercise caution when flying in certain areas in Djibouti,” because of “lasers being directed at U.S. aircraft on a small number of separate occasions over the last few weeks,” CNN reported on Thursday.

 

“During one incident, there were two minor eye injuries of aircrew flying in a C-130 that resulted from exposure to military-grade laser beams, which were reported to have originated from the nearby Chinese base,” the notice said.

U.S. military officials stressed the gravity of the situation, stating that such activity can result in major aviation accidents.


Officials confirmed that the State Department has already issued a diplomatic protest with Beijing in an effort to get the Chinese military base to stop the activity.

The Djiboutian government is already on edge with U.S. military options following a series of aviation accidents in the eastern African nation this year.

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