Something tells me the Chinese are blowing smoke. Its hard to believe that there is a man portable laser weapon running on a lithium battery.
Researchers are claiming that the new ZKZM-500 laser assault rifle has the ability to burn through human skin at a distance of up to a kilometer away. Additionally, the weapon is said to be able to ignite flammable objects at a similar range, and the laser itself is invisible to the human eye.
A functional laser weapon has been a dream for military forces around the world. The US military has created some laser cannons, designed to be mounted to large vehicles, that have been used to disable drones in flight.
However, laser assault rifles that can be wielded by soldiers have remained elusive, but scientists from the Xian Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, a Chinese science academy, claim they have created such a weapon, and that it will soon be in the hands of Chinese police.
According to a report by…