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Report: China Targeting U.S. Aircraft With Lasers

After U.S. diplomats suffered sonic attacks in the communist country, U.S. aircraft reported over 20 instances of laser interference with their operations. The United States is pointing the finger directly at China.

By NTK Staff | 06.22.2018 @4:09pm
Report: China Targeting U.S. Aircraft With Lasers

CNN’s Euan McKirdy reported Friday that a number of U.S. pilots have experienced laser attacks on their aerial operations over the Pacific, and U.S. officials are pointing the finger directly at China.

There have been no injuries in the attacks, but CNN notes that the incidents are “similar” to attacks that caused injuries to U.S. airmen near a Chinese military base in East Africa earlier this year.

U.S. officials told CNN that the attacks were almost certainly Chinese in origin:

The military spokeswoman, who requested not to be named, told CNN that lasers had been flashed at US aircraft, and that the sources of these flashes are suspected to be Chinese.

The latest incident occurred within the last two weeks, the official said.

None of the incidents have resulted in any medical complaints or injuries, the spokeswoman said. The attacks appear similar to incidents that occurred in the East African country of Djibouti earlier in the year, when US military airmen were injured by lasers which the US military said originated from a nearby Chinese military base.

NTK reported in early May that ongoing laser attacks on U.S. jets in East Africa could jeopardize trade negotiations between China and the United States. And a number of sonic attacks on U.S. diplomats in the communist country remain unexplained.

It appears that China has not let up on their aggression and harassment of U.S. personnel.

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